Superstar running back Adrian Peterson could be headed to the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL offseason. 

Superstar running back Adrian Peterson could be headed to the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL offseason.

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most promising young teams in the NFL. It would be safe to say the Cowboys could be a perennial Super Bowl title contender for many years to come, and the latest rumors involving Adrian Peterson and DeMarcus Ware may increase those chances for success in the short-term. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Dallas could be a potential landing spot for Peterson if he doesn't remain with the Minnesota Vikings:

But there is a belief in league circles that the Dallas Cowboys could also be in play for the potential free agent, according to league sources.

Peterson, who seems more and more likely to leave Minnesota, recently named three teams he'd consider signing with if things couldn't be worked out with the Vikings. The future Hall of Famer seems open to joining the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or Houston Texans, but now it appears Dallas can be added to that list.

As for Ware, who has had success with the Denver Broncos since leaving Dallas in 2014, there's also a chance he ends up in Dallas, according to Schefter:

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.

Although Peterson is a Dallas native and has been linked to the Cowboys often, the emergence of running back Ezekiel Elliott might be something that prevents him from joining the team. Peterson will likely want a sizable role with a good amount of carries on his next team, and he might not be able to get that in Dallas.

Of course, if Peterson is chasing a ring then playing for the Cowboys might be his best bet in the twilight of his NFL career. The three other teams mentioned as a potential destination for Peterson may also be intriguing as he could be the missing piece for those teams to compete for a Super Bowl title. 

Although it remains uncertain what the future holds for Peterson, it seems as though he'll more than likely be leaving Minnesota. It'll be interesting to see how things unfold, especially with the Cowboys reportedly in the running for his services.