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Vikings travel to Texas, Adrian Peterson waits to play

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota's Adrian Peterson will be on the sideline when the Vikings play in Dallas this weekend.

Peterson grew up rooting for the Cowboys as a kid in East Texas. But the team is being cautious with the franchise running back.

Several high-profile players have been hurt around the NFL this month in preseason games, so Peterson has no problem waiting a little longer to play.

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The Vikings open the season Sept. 14 at San Francisco, 372 days after Peterson last played a game. He was held out of action last year while the child abuse case against him that involved his son played out in a court outside of Houston.

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