In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Dallas Cowboys exec hints team won't trade for Adrian Peterson

Published 3 Comments

Football News

Adrian Peterson has only just been reinstated by Roger Goodell and the National Football League, but the Minnesota Vikings stars' future has never looked murkier.

Whilst Peterson is officially a Vikings player again, it is not know how long he will be in Minneapolis for. Peterson was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List by the Minnesota Vikings immediately after details emerged of the child abuse case he was being investigated for and it seems that Peterson still hasn't forgiven the Vikes for that.

It is the worst kept secret in the NFL that Peterson would like to play for the Dallas Cowboys, but after comments today from Cowboys executive Stephen Jones, it seems like AP's wishes won't be coming true.

No Draft Trades

Jones, whose official title is Executive Vice President, appeared on KRLD-FM on Tuesday and threw cold water on the idea that the Cowboys would be making a trade during the draft in order to pick up a veteran running back like Peterson.

"I don't see that happening," Jones said when asked about the possibility of trading for a veteran running back, via "I think draft picks are so important for us. That's where your value is in this salary-cap era."

Picks are Important

"I see us using all of our picks and hopefully do it in a good, wise way," Jones went on to add. "Hopefully when the draft is all said and done, we'll have really improved our football team. I don't see us using any picks to trade for veteran ballplayers."

The Cowboys did a damn good job in the draft last time out. In the first round they played it safe - reports stated that Stephen Jones physically had to take Johnny Manziel's draft card out of Jerry Jones' hands - and they went with Zack Martin, a talented offensive lineman who was named a Pro Bowler in his rookie year.

Dallas then traded up in the second round of the draft to select defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence out of Boise State, an edge rusher who was expected to go in the 1st, but slipped and the 'Boys stepped up, took a chance and brought him in. Lawrence was injured for most of the season however and will look to finally muscle his way to the top of the depth chart in his sophomore year.

Other Backs on Offer

Thanks to the play of the aforementioned Zack Martin and the rest of the offensive line, Dallas excelled. They will again in 2015, which is why it seems like a great time for the Cowboys to draft a young, talented halfback than spend multiple picks on Adrian Peterson. 

The Cowboys need a replacement for DeMarco Murray and they've been smart by hosting some of the top backs available in the draft, such as Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Tevin Coleman, Jay Ajayi and T.J. Yeldon.

When you take those players, then add the likes of Duke Johnson and Ameer Abdullah, you see there is plenty of special backs on offer, all of whom could make a very real impact as a rookie in the Cowboys system.


Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Dallas Cowboys
Adrian Peterson
Minnesota Vikings

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again