Brandon Moore is done playing football. The Dallas Cowboys are not done looking for help at guard.
The Cowboys and Moore, a 33-year-old guard who started all 16 games for the Jets last year, agreed to a deal on Tuesday night. After Moore slept on it, he decided he didn’t want to go to Dallas, and retired on Wednesday morning. On Wednesday night, Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones said he was taken by surprise by Moore’s retirement, and that he still wants to add a guard.
“We thought we had a deal and were going to have him here,” Jones said, via the Star-Telegram. “We are not through looking. We have options. But we also have parameters we have to work with in with our cap situation. We have guys we are looking at. We will continue to look at all our options.”
Unfortunately for the Cowboys, there aren’t many guards available at this late date who are good enough to start. Moore could have given Dallas an upgrade at the position, but it’s unlikely that anyone else they sign will.