Report: The Dallas Cowboys won't be charged with tampering for Peterson call

Sunday September 7th, 2014

The Dallas Cowboys will not face tampering charges stemming from a June 7 phone call between Jerry Jones and Adrian Peterson, according to an ESPN report by Chris Mortensen. 

Sources say the Cowboys reached out to the Vikings in the wake of an 'Outside The Lines' report by Don Van Natta wherein it was revealed Jones spoke to Peterson about Peterson playing for the Cowboys. The Vikings will not file a complaint with the league.

According to ESPN:

Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys at the end of his tenure with the Vikings, according to an "Outside the Lines" report.

"Well, I understand, Adrian," Jones told Peterson during the call. "I'd like that, too ... Well, I love your story. I love your daddy's story. I've always respected what you've been about. I've always been a fan of yours."

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Van Natta was in Jones' suite at AT&T Stadium interviewing Jones when the phone call occurred. 

"(Cowboys' general counsel Jason) Cohen clarified what happened when a third party handed Jones a phone before a concert in AT&T Stadium on June 7. Peterson was on the line," said Mortensen. 

The 29-year-old Peterson is currently in the fourth year of a seven-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. 

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