As reported by NFL website, retracting their earlier report that turned out to be false.
Brandon Moore won’t play for the Dallas Cowboys after all.
One day after Moore agreed to a one-year contract with the team, the veteran guard has decided to retire, Moore’s agent told NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday morning.
“I was wrestling with it all night,” Moore told FOXSports.com’s Mike Garafolo on Wednesday. “I was excited, but when you start looking at all the personal factors that go into it and the commitment on the football side and you’ve been in a different mental state also the past three or four months because no action’s been happening, you kind of move on with your life.”
Said Moore: “I was happy with that and fine with that. But when you get a call from a coach I care deeply for in (Cowboys offensive coordinator) Bill Callahan, you start to feel it, you get excited and you’re finally like, ‘I want to do it.’ But you map out the logistics of it all — the physical and mental commitment, the tear on your family.”
Moore, 33, recently said he harbored no intentions to call it quits, but his reported $3 million to $4 million asking price had teams scared off. The Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins backed away from signing Moore this offseason, but the Cowboys — desperate for help on their interior line — offered enough to entice Moore back. For a day.
By all accounts, Moore still can play. He was graded out as the fourth-best guard in the NFL last season by ProFootballFocus. He was a capable run blocker and pass protector for the Jets in 2012 and hasn’t missed a start since 2004. Moore’s 10 years in New York resulted in just one Pro Bowl nod, but he was a reliable anchor for the Jets for much of his career.
The Cowboys seemed like a good fit for Moore, but he’s choosing to step away from it all. We wish him well.