BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Just a day after the Bills released him, punter Brian Moorman has signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
Moorman's agent Ron Raccuia confirmed the move on twitter:
"A Star with a Star on his helmet...congrats @brianmoorman on being a @dallascowboys"
The Bills released the 12-year veteran on Tuesday after he struggled in the first three games of the season. Moorman was the longest tenured Bill, and did a great deal of work in the community through his PUNT Foundation.
Head coach Chan Gailey said the move was based on performance.
"We were hoping to get more consistency and we were not able to get it. He had a great preseason; he just was not able to get it back."
Wednesday night, Moorman spoke with 2 On Your Side's Adam Benigni. He would not comment on anything specific to his release, namely a reported rift with special teams coach Bruce DeHaven. Moorman did say though, he's happy and relieved to be a Dallas Cowboy.
"It's been a whirlwind 24-hours. I can't thank
everyone enough for all of their support, my teammates, my family, my friends. It's been such a great run in Buffalo. I love the fans and the city and the community. I'll always be a part of the community there."
He also had a message for the fans. "It's been such a great run in Buffalo. I love the fans, and the city and the community. Ya know, I'll always be a part of the community there, no matter where I'm playing and I look forward to coming back quite often."
Moorman says he will continue his work with his PUNT foundation that supports kids battling cancer here in Western New York, despite the fact he's moved on now to Dallas.