Tuesday April 28th, 2015

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team is "highly unlikely" to trade for a veteran, according to NFL Network. Jones also downplayed the team's need for a running back.

The comments support NFL.com's report from Monday that the Cowboys will not pursue Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Dallas had been among the teams rumored to be interested in acquiring Peterson.

Peterson missed all but one game in 2014 after he was placed on the commissioner's exempt list and then suspended following an indictment for child abuse and a plea agreement, respectively. 

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater: We expect Adrian Peterson to be here

The Cowboys lost leading rusher DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency this off-season.

Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar are the running backs currently on Dallas' roster. Of those players, only Randle was on the team last season, carrying 51 times for 343 yards.

The Cowboys hold the 27th pick in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday. 

NFL rumors: Latest updates for 2015 NFL draft

- Alex Putterman

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