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Adrian Peterson reportedly wants to play for Cowboys

Adrian Peterson

Texas native Adrian Peterson has long expressed a desire to play for the Dallas Cowboys, and apparently the Minnesota Vikings know he wants to have a star on his helmet next season.

Bleacher Report insider Jason Cole reports that Peterson wants to go to Dallas and that the Vikings are aware of his wish. However, Cole says the Vikings do not want to trade Peterson and will not trade him to the Cowboys.

This is no surprise given that both Minnesota’s owner and GM have said they want Peterson back next season despite his criminal charge for an assault against one of his sons.

Cole notes that Peterson could make it uncomfortable for the Vikings and create a staredown to try getting his way.

Peterson admitted in Dec. 2013 that he had thought about playing for either team in his home state, the Cowboys or Texans. A report last summer said Peterson even told Jerry Jones he wanted to play for the Cowboys. He even hinted in a Nov. piece for USA Today that he would like a fresh start with a new team.

Peterson would make plenty of sense for the Cowboys if the two sides were able to finagle a deal. Dallas has both DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant as free agents, and they are believed to be offering Murray a low amount. If he leaves, Peterson (or a draft pick) would be a good backup plan. And we know that there are two things about Jerry Jones that would support this deal: He is not afraid of guys with character concerns, and he loves publicity.

Peterson still has three years left on his current contract, and from the sounds of things, the Vikings are unlikely to trade or release him. Still, Cowboys fans can dream …

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