Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson would love to talk to Emmitt Smith about breaking record


With the shift in the NFL towards the pass game, some think it could be almost impossible for anyone to break Emmitt Smith’s NFL career rushing record of 18,355 yards. If anyone has a chance though, it could be Adrian Peterson. He could pass the 10,000 yard mark this season.

“It would mean a lot, taking it as I grew up a Cowboys fan and a fan of Emmitt’s and what he has done in this league,” said Peterson, via ESPN Dallas. “It would mean a lot. I haven’t had any conversation with him about breaking that record at all. But God willing in the future, we’ll be able to sit down and talk about it.”

Peterson played his high school football in the Dallas area. He also played his college football a couple hours north of Dallas for the Oklahoma Sooners. Dallas is home to a lot of Oklahoma alumni and Sooners fans, so even though it is an away game, Peterson is expecting a warm reception.

“Oh yeah, man, it’s always good to come back and play in your home state, where I played my high school ball,” Peterson said. “It’s so close to home. Palestine is like an hour and change away. So it’s a totally different feel, a different fan base when I go there. It’ll be a lot of Cowboys fans that’ll be cheering for me as well. So I’m looking forward to that.”

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