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Former Jets’ Guard Brandon Moore Signs with Cowboys, then Retires

By Alan Schechter

Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets guard Brandon Moore (65) looks to make a block during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

In a refreshing turn of events, a player has chosen family over a few extra million dollars. Didn’t think that could happen, did ya?

Or maybe all of the years getting knocked around in the AFC East were enough.

Last night, Brandon Moore came to agreement on a one year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. However, we find out this morning that, instead of going to play for the Cowboys, Brandon has chosen to retire. ESPN’s Rich Cimini talked to Brandon Moore earlier and gave us this tweet explained Brandon’s decision:

An emotional Brandon Moore tells me, after a sleepless night, he decided around 5 am he just couldn’t leave his family to sign w Dallas.

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 7, 2013

Congratulations to Brandon Moore on a great career. He was a silent leader for the New York Jets from his spot at right guard starting nearly every game he was active for. For his career, he started 142 games out of 144.

Here’s hoping that the Jets will sign Brandon to a one day contract so he can officially retire where he belongs, with the New York Jets.