Report: Adrian Peterson Tells Vikings He Wants to Play for Cowboys

Report: Adrian Peterson Tells Vikings He Wants to Play for Cowboys

Star running back hasn't requested trade just yet.

Published February 23, 2015

After telling ESPN last week that he is "still uneasy" about returning to the Minnesota VikingsAdrian Peterson has reportedly informed the team that he would like to play for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015.

According to the Bleacher Report, the star running back has told the Vikings that he would like to play for the Cowboys, but the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that he has not formally requested a trade just yet.

This news only corroborates what an ESPN "Outside the Lines" report on Jerry Jones last year revealed. The Cowboys owner was overheard during an alleged conversation with Peterson discussing the possibility of the running back suiting up for Dallas.

"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."

Peterson is reportedly weary of returning to the Vikings after the team worked with the NFL to place him on the commissioner's exempt list last season during his child abuse scandal and suspended him for the season. Peterson only played the first game of last season, sitting out the remaining 15. Yet, the Vikings' general manager, Rick Spielman, told CBS Sports that the organization wants Peterson back. 

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