Dallas Cowboys Sign Former New York Jets Guard Brandon Moore

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***UPDATE***

Just one day after signing with the Cowboys, Brandon Moore has decided to retire from the NFL all together. USA Today has the story.

***END OF UPDATE***

In an attempt to address concerns along the offense line, the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran guard Brandon Moore, who played his first 10 seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets.

The 33-year-old interior lineman has been one of the most consistently good players at his position since earning a full-time role in his second season back in 2004. Despite strong performances in both run blocking and pass protection, Moore earned just one Pro Bowl appearance during his tenure in New Jersey.

He is a major upgrade over what the Cowboys currently have at guard. Current starting left guard Nate Livings underwent knee surgery this past week and is said to be out two-to-four weeks. Even if healthy, Moore represents an upgrade over Livings. Rookie first-round pick Travis Frederick got some reps at guard during the Hall of Fame game and may end up starting the season as the Cowboys other starter opposite Moore with Phil Costa playing center.

At this point, it’s all about getting the five-best guys on the field for Jason Garrett and Co. As you already know, the Cowboys struggled a great deal in both run blocking and pass protection last year.

Prior to signing Moore, their only major offseason acquisition along the line was the aforementioned Frederick in April’s draft.

 

Vincent Frank is an NFL featured columnist at Bleacher Report. Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle8:00-9:30 every Wednesday.