He wanted to play for a contender and not let his old coach down. But he didn't need the money and he wanted to be with his family.

Sports Illustrated MMQB with Peter King today published a Behind the Face Mask column written by former New York Jets RG Brandon Moore. In it Brandon explains what attracted him to the Dallas Cowboys - his former OL Coach Bill Callahan as well as what seemed to him to be a team that could compete.

I knew if I played this season it would have to be for a contender... I didn't want to go to just any team to be around football and pad my bank account... A coach I really care for in Bill and a great organization with a well-respected history.

Brandon did go to the Pro Bowl under Callahan as well as back-to-back AFC Championship games. It wasn't surprising that they would want to be together again. After mulling the decision overnight however Brandon decided he would rather be with his family. And he certainly didn't need to do it for the salary as he has reportedly been wise with his money.