The 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings through 2017, but the league’s most dynamic running back wouldn’t mind playing in the Lone Star State.
“You know, I’d be a liar if I said it’s something that hasn’t crossed my mind before,” Peterson said on ESPN’s SVP and Russillo. “But I’ve also said to myself it would be so amazing to be one of those players who stays with one team his entire career, it would be good if I could do that. But being from Texas, I’ve always wondered, wow, it would be cool to play in Dallas, to play back home. Or to play in Houston.”
Peterson is a native of Palestine, Texas and played two seasons at the University of Oklahoma.
He got a chance to come home this season when the Vikings visited the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas on Nov. 3.
“I’d be lying to say it didn’t mean something, anytime you play at home and play against the Cowboys, the team I grew up watching and liking,” he told ESPN before the game.
Peterson rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown that day in front of his friends and family at AT&T Stadium.
He would also get to be reunited with another former Sooners running back in DeMarco Murray.
Murray is already an explosive player for the Cowboys, but Jerry probably wouldn’t hesitate adding another playmaker in the backfield.