Should the Cowboys go after Adrian Peterson?
The Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will likely seek a new home in the offseason as the team will likely attempt to renegotiate his contract. Peterson could cost the Vikings a lot of money and this team is currently looking to add a multitude of offensive weapons. Separating from Peterson could make the most sense in the long run as he still seeks one of the biggest contracts for a running back regardless if that is with the Vikings or not.
The problem with that logic is that no team will pay Peterson what he wants even if he feels like that is what he is worth. If you are over 30 and a running back teams shudder to even risk cap space on you, this is where things get interesting.
This is Adrian “All Day’ Peterson, not some veteran back looking for a big pay day before he retires, but one of the greatest players ever to do it looking for a Super Bowl ring. So why should the Cowboys pursue Peterson? If and only if, Peterson is released and lacking suitors to pay him ridiculous sums of money the Cowboys could look to add him to their stable of running backs.
AP would be a great compliment to MVP candidate Ezekiel Elliott. Regardless of whether or not it is Peterson the Cowboys will have a serious need at running back. Veterans Lance Dunbar and Darren McFadden will see their contracts expire and even in the likely event Dallas brings back Dunbar on a team friendly deal they need an ideal backup to Elliott.
Peterson has always wanted to play in Dallas, this offseason he could have the chance to help push the Cowboys into a deep playoff run.