Jerry Jones says Cowboys 'highly unlikely' to trade for veteran
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.
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.
- Alex Putterman