Veteran defensive lineman Michael Bennett announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.
Bennett, 34, played 11 NFL seasons, including nine games with the Cowboys last year after Dallas traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Patriots just before the deadline.
Despite playing only half the season in Dallas, Bennett's 4.0 sacks tied for third on the team and his 8 tackles for loss ranked second. He also had 18 tackles and 24 quarterback pressures. He became a free agent this offseason.
Undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2009, Bennett posted 69.5 career sacks and made three Pro Bowls. He was a key pass rusher on the Seahawks' 2013 Super Bowl team.