Gary Hogeboom, Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback who demanded a trade two months ago, says he would consider retiring rather than remaining with the NFL team. The move would cost him $3.8 million. "Right now, I'm gearing myself to possibly not playing," Hogeboom told Dallas radio station KLIF . . .

The Atlanta Falcons oppose offensive lineman Bill Fralic's participation in the WrestleMania II exhibition April 7.

Jimbo Covert and William (The Refrigerator) Perry of the Chicago Bears, Ed (Too Tall) Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and former Cowboy Harvey Martin are also scheduled to take part in a 20-man battle royal in which wrestlers are eliminated when they are thrown over the top rope. The winner is the last man standing in the ring.

"We have a lot invested to have a guy thrown out of the ring," said Tom Braatz, the Falcons' director of player personnel. "Of course, he could be the last guy standing." . . .

The Pittsburgh Steelers have settled tight end Chris Kolodziejski's four-year, $1.1 million contract and released his NFL rights. Kolodziejski, 25, damaged ligaments in his left knee when he was tackled by San Francisco safety Dwight Hicks Oct. 14, 1984, during his rookie season. He has twice had arthroscopic knee surgery and did not play last season.