Oct 21, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets guard Brandon Moore (65) during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Moore retires one day after signing with Dallas Cowboys


Brandon Moore’s career with the Dallas Cowboys did not last long at all. Less than 24 hours after signing with the team, Moore has decided to retire rather than report to camp. Dallas was hoping to use Moore as extra depth along the offensive line and he had a real chance to start this season, but he slept on the decision and eventually called the Cowboys to inform them that he has decided to stay with his family and retire.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news:

It would be easy to criticize Moore for changing his mind so quickly on the team, but at the same time you have to respect a man that wants to stay with his family and not play just to collect a paycheck. In the end, you shouldn’t be playing if your head and heart is no longer in the game and it took Moore some time to make that decision.

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  • Mike Dyce

    As a Cowboys fan, that kind of stinks. As a human being you can only respect someone for making a decision to spend more time with their family, especially with the concussion and brain trauma risks involved in simply playing to collect a check.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I congratulate him on making a decision that was right for him. There are more important things in life than a paycheck.

  • Richard Storm

    wife got to him, huh??

  • aerdna smailliw

    He hadn’t signed . Had he signed the Cowboys would have been on the hook for a $500k guarantee they had negotiated.. Regardless, much respect for a man who chose his family over the greed that emanates throughout professional sports and society in general.