Adrian Peterson Reportedly Told Jerry Jones He’d Like To Play For Cowboys

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | 0


In an odd bit of news so close to the opening of the 2014 NFL season, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson reportedly reached out to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to declare his desire to play for Dallas in a June phone call.

According to Don Van Natta, Jr. who published the report today in ESPN’s Outside The Lines, Peterson called Jones when Van Natta was sitting next to Jones in his suite at AT&T Stadium.

Watch Van Natta detail the situation below:

According to the ESPN report, Peterson told Jones he would like to play for the Cowboys once his tenure with the Vikings was “finished.” Jones responded with the following:

“Well, I understand, Adrian,” Jones told Peterson during the call. “I’d like that, too … Well, I love your story. I love your daddy’s story. I’ve always respected what you’ve been about. I’ve always been a fan of yours. Well, we’ll see what we can do, if we can make that happen. Hmm hmm … I’d like that, too … “

Peterson is a native of nearby Palestine, Texas, and there have been several whispers about him going to play for the Cowboys at some point. But at 29-and-half years old and injuries beginning to take their toll on his body, is time running out for Peterson to fulfill his dream of playing for the Cowboys?

And what will the Vikings have to say about their star’s alleged attempts to negotiate with an NFC rival?

Peterson himself was quick to issue a statement on this issue, and it sounds like he’s not going anywhere for the time being:

”This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings,” Peterson said. ”I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking.”

But with AP set to make an insane amount of money for an aging running back in the next three years, it’d be a large burden for any team to shoulder, especially one that already has a top running back in DeMarco Murray. For now, Peterson will remain a Minnesota Viking until further notice.

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