Peterson Denies He Called Cowboys To Tell Them He’d Like To Play For Them

Adrian Peterson

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson denied a report that said he called Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and told him he would like to play for the Cowboys in the future, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

“This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings,” Peterson said in a statement released by the team this afternoon. “I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking.”

According to an ESPN report, Peterson and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke on the phone in June. The reporter only heard one side of the conversation — what Jones said to Peterson.

“Well, I understand, Adrian,” Jones reportedly said. “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.”

In the report, the ESPN reporter writes, “Listening to half the conversation, it is obvious Peterson is telling Jones he wants to play for the Cowboys.” At no point did the reporter state that he actually heard Peterson say that he would like to play for the Cowboys or encourage Jones to make a trade. But the report stated that Jones confirmed that Peterson told him that he wanted to play for Dallas.

Peterson grew up in Texas and has said multiple times that he was a Cowboys fan as a child.

The report came two days after Peterson said he wanted to retire with the Vikings.

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One Response to “Peterson Denies He Called Cowboys To Tell Them He’d Like To Play For Them”

  1. purpIereign57 says:

    All Day is a VIKING. Always has been, always will be. Period. NO DOUBT. End of story. Book it. Zygi and Mark will pay him WHATEVER HE WANTS to keep wearing the purple and gold.

    Purple Jesus,(and all of his teammates and coaches) are going to the promised land VERY SOON. And when #28 finally hangs up his “never to be filled again” cleats, he WILL HAVE ECLIPSED the all-time rushing record, and rightfully be crowned G.O.A.T.

    2014, we comin’. Put on some extra padding, cuz THIS Viking D IS DEFINITELY COMING TO PLAY.

    Edwards and Norv both have gone on record, saying that they aren’t going to show their hand(s). The fury will soon be UNLEASHED. THIS TEAM HAS MOJO. WITH THEM, THE FORCE IS.—YODA

    SKOL VIKINGS!!!

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