By Mike Fisher | @fishsports

IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) — There are three levels of Adrian-Peterson-to-the-Cowboys Thinkers:

1) The Realists: These are Cowboys fans who recognize the unlikelihood of the NFL’s best running back moving to Dallas. The Realists may even believe that it is a bad idea given the cost involved, in terms of trade and contract.

2) The Shariffs: Led by our own Shan Shariff, these are the followers of the Dallas franchise who are so entrenched in their desires they lose sleep at night dreaming of No. 28 in silver and blue.

3) The TMZs: These folks don’t like or dislike the Dallas Cowboys and in fact do not know whether a football is blown up or stuffed. But they have heard of Adrian Peterson. They have probably heard of Dez Bryant. So when the Dallas star receiver is in their territory (Los Angeles), they know how to ask the click-bait question.

AD to Dallas, Dez?

Dez noted that he and AD are both East Texas guys, adding that he’d love to play with the “monster” running back.

But, Dez added, “The Vikings not lettin’ that happen, ’cause if they did … the league would know what would happen.”

As has been the case for the entire three months of this conversation, AD-to-Dallas is discussed infinitely more outside of Valley Ranch than it is inside. And all along, The Realists roll their eyes … The Shariffs are too stimulated to close their eyes … and The TMZs keep cranking out candy for the eyes.

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