Report: Adrian Peterson’s ‘dream scenario’ is to wind up with Dallas Cowboys

Apr 6, 2015, 11:12 PM | Updated: 11:12 pm

For a while, it seemed as though Adrian Peterson not only wanted a trade out of Minnesota, but to land with the Arizona Cardinals.

Should Peterson get traded, it’s still possible he’ll head to the desert. The Cardinals would seem to have enough cap space to add him, and a clear need for a player with his skill set.

However, according to Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole, Peterson’s “dream scenario” is a trade to the Dallas Cowboys.

Peterson, who grew up in Palestine, Texas, has often been linked to Dallas. However, the Cowboys let the NFL’s rushing leader, DeMarco Murray, leave for the Philadelphia Eagles because they did not want to meet his contract demands. Murray signed a five-year, $42 million deal, with $18 million guaranteed.

Peterson’s current contract calls for him to carry cap numbers of $15.4 million in 2015, $15 million in 2016 and $17 million in 2017, and while most believe any trade will involve him restructuring that deal, he still figures to earn a significant amount of money. And, given that the Cowboys were reluctant to pay Murray, who led the NFL in rushing last season, you have to wonder just how much they’d be willing to spend on Peterson.

If nothing else, with the NFL Draft getting closer, you would have to think a resolution to the Peterson situation — be it him going back to the Vikings, sitting out or getting traded — is on the way.

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