Eatman: Moss Retiring, But Not Before Looking

Reports are surfacing now that Randy Moss has decided to retire after 13 seasons, likely speeding up his journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But I wouldn't close the books on his career just yet. For it wasn't too long ago when Moss and his agent were actually exploring his options to play this year. His agent Joel Segal told reporters that "After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he's decided to retire."

In fact, according to sources, the Cowboys were one of those teams Moss' camp contacted here in the last week. Focused on re-signing their own players and looking at addressing needs at defensive end and now safety, the Cowboys apparently weren't too interested.

But it's not like there isn't a strong need at WR as well with Kevin Ogletree now working as the No. 3 receiver.

We all know the history between Moss and the Cowboys. He wanted to come here back in 1998 and really thought Dallas would take him with the No. 8 pick. But worried about his off-field issues, combined with the Cowboys' own problems at the time, Jerry Jones decided to go with a safe route and take Greg Ellis.

Since then, Moss has torched the Cowboys every chance he got and has never lost to Dallas in his career. Most of the time, he played a huge reason in getting the win.

But obviously, Moss is no longer the same Randy Moss. He showed that last year with two near-irrelevant stints with Minnesota and Tennessee, and that was after New England had already released him.

Personally, I think the Cowboys should've considered the move and maybe they did. And who knows, retired players in August might change their minds in September. For a player accused of taking plays off, it wouldn't be a shocker that he just doesn't want to go to camp.

I don't think we've seen the last of him. But for now, it sounds like he's hanging them up.

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