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Brandon Moore changes mind, retires instead of playing in Dallas

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Brandon Moor has decided to end his career. (USATSI)
Brandon Moore has decided to end his career. (USATSI)

Though CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported late Tuesday night that former Jets guard Brandon Moore had signed a deal to continue his career with the Cowboys, Moore has changed his mind after sleeping on the decision.

Instead, Moore has decided to retire, according to La Canfora.

"I'm a man of my word. I hated letting Bill [Callahan, the Cowboys offensive coordinator] down,” Moore told Foxsports.com on Wednesday morning.

La Canfora writes Moore's contract would have been worth a guaranteed $1.75 million with a chance to make a maximum of $2 million. But Moore is financially secure enough that he didn't need the money and instead decided he was done playing football.

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Dallas was viewing him as a starter with injuries hitting them at the guard spot. However, after Gilmore went back over deal details around 4 a.m. Wednesday and signed off on everything, he received a call from Moore indicating he wanted to remain with his family and he would step away from the game.

"Brandon called me this morning and said he had slept on everything and he was ready to retire," Gilmore said.

Gilmore's agency, Priority, places an emphasis on programs designed on transitioning players to the next stage of their lives and Moore attained the financial security to where he opted to walk away from the rigors involved in the game and move on with a post-playing career.



Previously, the Cowboys had discussed signing free-agent guard Brian Waters.

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