We’re still over a week away from the draft, and the rumors linking the Dallas Cowboys and two-time rushing champion Adrian Peterson are alive and well.
That said, it seems highly unlikely, at this point. The Cowboys would have to give up a whole lot for Peterson, who is 30 and has a torn ACL in his past, and the aforementioned draft is loaded with talent at the running back position.
But for what it’s worth, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith believes the addition of Adrian Peterson would make the Cowboys a Super Bowl team.
Smith offered up the opinion in a recent interview with Mike Doocy on KDFW-TV in Dallas.
"I'd be excited for him, because you're getting a proven runner. You're getting a runner that every defense in America must respect,” Smith said of Peterson, via the Dallas Morning News. “Regardless is he sat out a whole entire season or not, he's still a performer, he's a guy that's a threat no matter what and I know he's coming back with a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Some people may have written him off because of his whole entire year but he has a strong mind, a strong heart and he's determined to be successful.
“It's always been the question around him, DeMarco Murray and some others, can he maintain that health and consistency throughout the whole entire season? If he does, and if he's on the Dallas Cowboys, I think we'll be back in the Super Bowl next year."