Adrian Peterson‘s dream scenario would be a trade to the Cowboys, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link). Sources close to the running back believe that he is going to be reinstated after April 15th, the date on which he could be considered for return.
In addition to the Cowboys, the Colts and Cardinals are viewed as the likely teams to be heavily interested in Peterson. Even though Peterson is confident that he’ll be reinstated in a matter of days, Cole adds that the NFL could throw a wrench in the works by delaying his process. However, if the league office stalls, things could get litigious between the two sides and the NFL would have to justify dragging things along.
Peterson is set to visit with commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, but it remains unlikely that he will be given the greenlight before April 15th, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.com (Twitter links). When the league does meet with Peterson tomorrow, there will probably be NFL behavioral experts involved in the discussion. The league wants to see Peterson receive treatment and counseling if he is to return to football.