After he was reinstated last week, if Peterson is traded it will likely be prior to the NFL draft and the Vikings will be asking for a prime package of picks.
Given those parameters, executive vice president Stephen Jones threw cold water on the idea of the Cowboys making a trade during a discussion on KRLD-FM on Tuesday.
"I don't see that happening," Jones said when asked about the possibility of trading for a veteran running back, via ESPN.com. "I think draft picks are so important for us. That's where your value is in this salary-cap era. I see us using all of our picks and hopefully do it in a good, wise way. Hopefully when the draft is all said and done, we'll have really improved our football team. I don't see us using any picks to trade for veteran ballplayers."
If the Cowboys hold true to that belief, it's just another reason to believe that Peterson will indeed remain a Viking in 2015.