Marcus Spears Retires

Spears was a first round pick by Dallas back in 2005

Defensive end Marcus Spears, who along with DeMarcus Ware was one of the Cowboys’ two first round picks in 2005, has decided to walk away from the game after nine seasons. Well, the pro game at least.

The LSU product Spears will retire and take a job with the new SEC Network. He will be joined by fellow former LSU defensive lineman Booger McFarland.

"You guys should remember when I was here I always loved the interviews and give insight to the fans, what was going on with the team," he said, per "It's always been there for me. I've always admired guys who called NFL and college games. When you have a player up there that actually played. They can give a more detailed view of what is going on."

Spears played all but five games of his NFL career with the Cowboys. He signed a two-year deal with the Ravens last year, but was cut midway through the season and never returned. He finishes his career with 236 tackles and 10 sacks.

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