The Dallas Cowboys have repeatedly declared their desire to hold onto both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray beyond this season. But if they end up only being able to pay Bryant, former Chargers and Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson believes the team could bring in the currently suspended Adrian Peterson--if the price is right, that is.
Peterson hasn’t played since Week 1, and won’t play again this season if the suspension handed down by the league this week--for the charges of child abuse to which Peterson pleaded no contest--holds up on appeal.
“Here’s the thing: at this time, I really think it all depends on the money,” Tomlinson said, per the Dallas Morning News. “That’s what it’s all about. How much is Adrian Peterson going to demand if he comes to Dallas? Now remember, you still have to pay Dez Bryant. Tony Romo has already gotten paid. Tyron Smith has already gotten paid, the left tackle. So how much money is available for Adrian Peterson if he’s able to come here?
“Now if Adrian is willing to take a pay cut to come here and you know you can’t afford DeMarco Murray, then I think having Adrian Peterson here is a no-brainer because you’re going to be able to get him at a cheaper price that what you’re going to be able to get DeMarco Murray at.”
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