NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted over the weekend that Peterson was on track to make a December return before the playoffs.
Among the 70 running backs with at least 30 rushing attempts heading into Week 13, Peterson's -0.29 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt ranks dead last. Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday was not Peterson's first time running on a field during his rehab, but the running back's ap.
The Minnesota Vikings are in for a big boost next month, as Adrian Peterson has stepped up his rehabilitation efforts and has began running on turf, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He went on to rush for 2,097 yards that year and win the NFL MVP award.
It wasn't the first time Peterson was allowed to run sprints since his September 22 surgery to fix a torn meniscus.
The Vikings are averaging 2.8 yards per carry this season and have ran for just 782 total yards. The hope, however, is that he'll be back with the team by the end of next month.
"We'll worry about all that when that happens", Zimmer said. "Right now, we have to focus on Dallas". "He looked good and it kind of caught me off guard".
The Vikings have two former head coaches on staff in offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur (Cleveland) and offensive line coach Tony Sparano (Miami).
Also from practice, center Joe Berger was the only starter missing outside of Sharrif Floyd, who has been out since Week 1.