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Brandon Moore Signs With Cowboys, Abruptly Retires

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Photo by Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images.
Photo by Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images.

In an odd turn of events, Brandon Moore has decided to retire from the NFL after signing a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Apparently he had a change of heart after sleeping on the decision, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo.

Moore, a 10-year veteran, didn’t garner much interest during free agency, and there were rumors that he was planning on retiring. While he denied the rumors at the time, it appears that he was considering it all along.

The Cowboys certainly could have used his help along the offensive line, and there was a strong chance that he would have immediately started for the team. Dallas will likely set their sights back on the free agent market in search of some help.

Moore’s agent said that his client told him that he had a young family and couldn’t bring himself to leave them for five months. "I'm a man of my word. I hated letting Bill (Callahan) down,” Moore told Garafolo.

You have to wonder if the thought of continuously being ridiculed for the infamous "butt fumble" or having to play for Jerry Jones was the real cause for his retirement. Sadly, Moore will be remembered for years if not decades for the infamous exchange that occurred between Mark Sanchez and him.