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Dallas Cowboys Are Potential Landing Spots For DeMarcus Ware & Adrian Peterson This Offseason

DeMarcus Ware spent the first 9 years of his career in Dallas. Could he return to Dallas with Adrian Peterson following suit?(Photo: Greg Bartram, USA TODAY Sports)

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to be very busy this offseason. While trading Tony Romo will be on their to-do list, don’t forget this team went 13-3 last season and are looking to improve the roster. Edge rusher DeMarcus Ware and running back Adrian Peterson are among the potential targets this offseason. The following was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

One league source said that if the Vikings and Peterson could not agree on a restructured contract, the Cowboys could be an option.

Linebacker DeMarcus Ware also is leaving the door open to play next season in Dallas, where he spent the first nine seasons of his standout career.

Adrian Peterson was also interested in joining the Cowboys back in 2014 when he was unhappy with the Vikings at the time. Peterson, 31, would have to play 2nd fiddle to Ezekiel Elliot who just led the league in rushing (1,631). Minnesota still has to find a way to restructure Peterson’s $11.75 million base salary and $6 million roster bonus for the upcoming season or he is going to have to be released. Peterson also listed the Texans, Bucs, and Giants as places he would also like to play for as well.

Ware, 34, was drafted by Dallas 11th overall in 2005 from Troy University. DeMarcus Ware still owns a home in the Dallas area where both of his children still reside. Dallas is in serious need of a pass rusher so the move would make a ton of sense for both parties.

Regardless the Cowboys will be stretched thin to make both scenarios work. According to cap centric website Spotrac.com, Dallas is projected to be -$13.8 in salary cap space for next season.

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