Former Cowboy and Raven Marcus Spears is retiring from the NFL, after nine seasons. This was announced by the SEC network via twitter, as Spears and former NFL defensive lineman Anthony McFarland will be joining the network as college football analysts.
Spears spent most of his career with the Cowboys, playing defensive end. The team hoped that he would emerge as a pass rushing threat to complement DeMarcus Ware, but Spears struggled to produce, only amassing 10 sacks for his career. Spears also struggled in run defense at times during his NFL tenure. He had not started more than seven games since the 2009 season.
Spears took to Twitter to express his gratefulness to the SEC Network.