In a recent episode of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones recalled the time, back in June, when Adrian Peterson told him he wanted to be a Cowboy.
"Well, we'll see what we can do, if we can make that happen," Jones is said to have said to Peterson. "Hmm hmm ... I'd like that, too ... Well, we're talking pig Latin here, but let's see if we can do that ... We're talking pig Latin here, but let's see what we can do about that. OK, Adrian, thanks."
He added in the report: "It was good talking to him. I'm a big admirer of him. We were talking about Texas. I really love his story, especially as to how it relates to his father. That's mostly what we talked about. Certainly, that was about it. It was after the George Strait concert (at AT&T Stadium). I think it was about an hour after the concert, so that was the atmosphere."
Jones made very clear that he’s a huge fan of Peterson’s. The problem is, the NFL might not view this as a casual conversation by two successful football-type people, but tampering--a major no-no with Roger Goodell and company. Peterson is in year four of a seven-year deal with the Vikings.
But Jones said he’s not worried about the league looking into the talk.
"None whatsoever," Jones said. "I understand the tampering thing, and you have to be an initiator."
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