Dallas Cowboys’ interest on Adrian Peterson dwindles, a young running back to be drafted?

Dallas Cowboys are not involved at all in the Adrian Peterson trade saga at all that existed when the running back was reinstated by the NFL.

While many believe that Peterson is a perfect fit for the Cowboys to be back in the playoffs, even to reach the Super Bowl, the Cowboys through Jerry Jones might be thinking differently. A week ago, many have thought that Jones would do everything to acquire the 30-year-old star running back but this week, the Cowboys are not even part of the conversation.

Charles Robinson writes at Yahoo Sports:

“Dallas does NOT fall into that second category, a Cowboys source told Yahoo Sports. And it goes further. As it stands, Dallas has not even spoken with Minnesota regarding Peterson. Let that sink in: As of the start of draft week, the Cowboys have not spoken to Minnesota about Adrian Peterson, let alone made any trade offers. Anything stating the contrary is mythology.”

If Dallas is not interested on Adrian Peterson, then the Cowboys might be looking at drafting a running back. As I’d written in my previous post,

The Cowboys interest on Adrian Peterson eventually vanished as the NFL 2015 draft comes near. After Peterson was reinstated more than a week ago, rumors swirled that Dallas had the desire to acquire Peterson as replacement for DeMarco Murray.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the 30-year-old running back will play for the Vikings or no one, or at least that is the word coming from Minnesota.

Dallas Cowboys cannot afford to commit on Peterson in exchange of a draft pick and in absorbing the runningback’s big contract. Dallas would be willing to explore one of the possible runningbacks on the 2015 NFL draft.

Last season, the Cowboys relied too much on runningback Murray to pound the ball on the ground, taking out pressures from the shoulders of quarterback Tony Romo. The Cowboys were successful in playing more on the ground, alleviating mistakes from the quarterback.

Tevin Coleman, Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are 2015 Draft Targets

Here are the stats of Todd Gurley and the numbers might give him the first running back to be drafted. Gurley played at the University of Georgia starting in 2012 in which he rushed for 1,385 yards in 222 attempts, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 17 touchdowns. In 2013, Gurley finished with 989 yards on the ground in 165 attempts, averaging 6.0 yards per carry and with a total of 10 touchdowns. In 2013, Gurley rushed for 911 yards in 123 attempts, averaging 7.4 yards per game and a total of nine touchdowns.

Melvin Gordon played for the Wisconsin Badgers starting from 2011, however, breakthough came in 2013 when he finished 1,609 yards in rushing in 206 attempts, averaging 7.8 yards per carry and a total of 12 touchdowns. Gordon rushed for a whopping 2,597 yards in 343 attempts in 2014, averaging 7.5 yards per carry and a total of 29 touchdowns.

Tevin Coleman played for the Indiana Hoosiers from 2012 but he made his presence in 2013, rushing for 958 yards in 131 attempts, averaging 7.3 yards per carry and a total of 12 touchdowns. In 2014, Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards in 270 attempts, averaging 7.5 yards per carry and 15 touchdowns.

A registered nurse by profession, Michael is also a fresh IT graduate. His love for basketball pushes him to write. He is a basketball fanatic that helps him write about it. He is a passionate sports writer.

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