Cowboys Rumors: Dallas A Serious Contender For Adrian Peterson In 2015?

In a recent article for, NFL guru Adam Schefter reported that "at least a half-dozen teams have done some background work on (embattled Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian) Peterson in the event he becomes available, per league sources." One of those teams could very well be the Dallas Cowboys.

With the team's current tight salary cap situation and bevy of other free agents to be addresssed, the Dallas Cowboys are going to have to do some creative accounting to get DeMarco Murray, the NFL's leading rusher in 2014, back on the books for 2015 and beyond.

If the Cowboy are forced to part ways with Murray, it's possible they could take a chance on Peterson if they can secure him on a cost-effective, trial-type deal.

Also, as NFL Spin Zone's Nick Ziegler points out, "Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones likes the big names and he likes to make splashes, and there has always been talk about a possibility of Peterson winding up in Dallas where he played his high school football."

While nothing can be set in stone until Peterson is officially reinstated from suspension (no earlier than April 15th), keep an eye out for the Cowboys in negotiations if Peterson isn't welcomed back to Minnesota for the 2015 campaign.

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