Dallas Cowboys fans are not feeling too confident about this coming season, so why not day-dream about amazing scenarios down the line? At the top of that list would have to be running back Adrian Peterson coming home to play for the Cowboys.
But according to a profile of Jerry Jones in ESPN, that may not bee too far-fetched of an idea after all.
Apparently Jones got a phone call from Peterson some time in June, where he professed an interest in coming to play in big D:
“Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys at the end of his tenure with the Vikings, according to an “Outside the Lines” report.
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) August 28, 2014
“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.”
Unfortunately Peterson is under contract with the Vikings for another three years and the chances of Minnesota getting equal value in a trade are impossible, so the odds of this happening are not good. When the story came out Peterson released a statement saying that he didn’t want to leave the Vikings, and he described it as nothing but a casual conversation:
“This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings,” the statement said. “I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking.”
I’m not sure if I believe AP there. How about you?