Brandon Moore has change of heart, to retire

Veteran offensive guard had a change of heart and has decided to retire after agreeing to a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys, according to his agent, Deryk Gilmore.

Moore had agreed to a contract worth up to $2 million, including a $1.25 million base salary fully guaranteed for skill, injury and cap, a $500,000 signing bonus and a $250,000 reachable playing time bonus.

In deciding to retire, Moore passed up $2 million in 2013. He was to receive a $500,000 signing bonus, a base salary of $1.25 million, which was fully guaranteed and a $250,000 play time bonus in his one-year contract.

"Brandon Moore has decided to retire after sleeping on his decision," Gilmore told National Football Post. "With a plan in place through our PLAN program at Priority and a plan to retire, Brandon is ready to move on from football."

The Cowboys were speculated to be interested in Brian Waters, but nothing developed. Perhaps they'll rekindle that link now.

Moore is a former New York Jets starter who played for Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan in New York.

He has started 142 career games.

Cowboys guard Nate Livings is sidelined after undergoing knee surgery and Mackenzy Bernadeau missed time with a hamstring injury.

The Cowboys have rookie first-round draft pick Travis Frederick at center, where the team prefers to play him. Not at guard.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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