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“Butt fumble” guard won’t join Cowboys, retires


Mark Sanchez hits the turf, the aftermath of the butt fumble that is now forever a part of Thanksgiving Day Football Lore. (Julio Cortez / AP)

One half of the tandem who brought the world the butt fumble is retiring.

Brandon Moore, the former New York Jets guard who got the better end of the deal when Mark Sanchez slammed into his buttocks on last season’s most-replayed moment, has decided not to join the Dallas Cowboys. He retired one day after signing a contract with the team.


“I’m a man of my word,” he told Fox’s Mike Garafolo. “I hated letting [offensive coordinator and playcaller] Bill [Callahan] down.”

Moore, 33, most likely could have had a starting job in Dallas, but instead he found that, much like the rest of the sports world, he just couldn’t put the butt fumble behind him.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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