News: Brandon Moore to Cowboys

News broke overnight that the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with ex-Jets right guard Brandon Moore.


Update – 9:25 a.m.: Moore told Mike Garafolo that, after sleeping on it, he will retire instead of signing with the Cowboys.

Moore, who started for the Jets from 2004 to 2012, will be reunited with former Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan in Dallas.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

The important thing to note here is that Moore does not qualify as a UFA loss for the purposes of calculating the Jets’ entitlement to compensatory picks in next year’s draft. That’s because he was signed after the free agent signing period expired. The Jets could still receive the maximum four picks, but the fact that Moore will not qualify is worth noting in the event that some of their other UFA losses don’t qualify due to lack of playing time or if the size of his contract would have made him worth more than one of the other qualifying UFA losses.

You may recall that there was a media report last month that Moore was going to retire which later proved to be incorrect. At the time, I speculated that perhaps this was Moore’s agent’s subtle way of reminding teams that his client was still on the market and if that was the case then that plan seems to have been successful. It took a couple of injuries to veteran guards for the Cowboys to come calling, but at least Moore will get a chance to continue his career.