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article imageDallas Cowboys Rumors: Adrian Peterson trade still possible

By Larry Seely     May 9, 2015 in Sports
Dallas - Most football experts believed that an Adrian Peterson trade would happen during the NFL Draft, but that didn't happen. The Minnesota Vikings veteran running back is still a prime target for a team looking to win now and that has social media buzzing.
Several teams, including the Dallas Cowboys have shown interest in the former first round pick and now with the draft complete and most of the big name free agents signed, trade talk is once again a hot topic.
The latest from Patrick Schmidt of Sports Illustrated online has indicated Dallas owner Jerry Jones is willing to part with a first round selection next year to acquire the 20-year-old. With a stable of unproven or injury prone backs on the roster, this team showed last year behind DeMarco Murray just what this offense could accomplish behind a solid running game.
With Murray now gone, finding some help for quarterback Tony Romo is a must, especially with the recent back injury concerns of their star signal caller. A trade now would make opposing defenses key on Peterson, giving Romo some additional time in the pocket and another weapon to use in the passing game.
The former Oklahoma Sooner has over 10,000 yards rushing and an exceptional 5.0 yards per carry, but surprisingly the veteran back also has over 200 receptions in his career and is solid in pass blocking when needed.
Darren McFadden was added as a free agent and though the former Oakland Raiders back has some explosion, his lack of playing a full season due to injury has many in the Dallas Cowboys camp concerned. With the window of opportunity closing, this franchise is in a must-win now situation and if all it costs to gain the All Pro is their top pick next year, Jones and his staff should jump now and bring Peterson back to his home state, making this a win-win situation for both parties.
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