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G Moore changes mind on joining Cowboys

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Longtime New York Jets guard Brandon Moore decided to retire on Wednesday after signing with the Dallas Cowboys the previous day, according to multiple reports.

Moore and the Cowboys had reached a deal on a one-year contract Tuesday night before his abrupt change of heart. He walked away from a $1.25 million salary, a $500,000 signing bonus and incentives.

The 33-year-old Moore would have rejoined former Jets offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, who now holds the same position with the Cowboys.

"I'm a man of my word. I hated letting Bill down," Moore said.

Moore spent 11 seasons with the Jets and started 142 of 144 games during his career. He had started every game since 2005 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011.

The Cowboys went after Moore, a free agent, because of injury concerns on their offensive line. Nate Livings is sidelined after knee surgery and MacKenzy Bernadeau recently returned to practice after sitting out with a hamstring injury.

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