Somebody Get Jerry Jones on the Hotline: Adrian Peterson Says He’s Thought About Wearing Dallas Silver and Blue
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Palestine, Texas-native Adrian Peterson grew up a Dallas Cowboys fan. The Minnesota Vikings career rushing leader (by miles) was being interviewed by ESPN Radio and in a moment of honesty revealed that he has thought about playing with the Dallas Cowboys at some point in his career.
“You know, I’d be a liar if I said it’s something that hasn’t crossed my mind before,” Peterson said on ESPN’s SVP and Russillo. “But I’ve also said to myself it would be so amazing to be one of those players who stays with one team his entire career, it would be good if I could do that. But being from Texas, I’ve always wondered, wow, it would be cool to play in Dallas, to play back home. Or to play in Houston.”
It is quite normal for an athlete in any sport to want to play in front of their family and friends, especially when you are playing on a team with a 3-8-1 record. “All Day” is under contract with the Vikings through the 2017 season so if he did make a move to Dallas (or Houston for that matter) it would seem likely to be an end-of-career type move.
Could you imagine Dez Bryant and Adrian Peterson anchoring a Dallas Cowboys offense which could benefit from a healthy run game, getting the ball out of Tony Romo’s hands.
Peterson, the NFLs current MVP, currently leads the NFL in carries (261), rushing yards (1,208) and rushing touchdowns (10). He is well on his way to becoming one of the most productive running backs in NFL history.
However, the Cowboys and Vikings are no strangers in dealing with each other for a franchise running back. On October 12, 1989, the ‘Boys and the Vikes were involved in the largest player trade in the history of the NFL, involving 18 players and draft picks, sending Herschel Walker to Minnesota.
The trade of Herschel Walker contributed largely to the success of the Cowboys in the 1990s as they turned those draft picks into Russell Maryland, Emmitt Smith, Darren Woodson and led to winning multiple Super Bowls. ESPN.com lists the trade as the 8th most lopsided trade in sports history.
Given that history, would Jerry Jones risk being on the smelly end of another lopsided trade .. who knows?
Somebody get JJ on the hotline and see what he thinks .. until then .. BOSSes,
How would you feel seeing AP don the Dallas star?
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