Stephen Paea tells Cowboys he's retiring

Annette Crawford
October 13, 2017

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Paea informed the Cowboys on Wednesday of the decision. It now appears neither player will be on Dallas' roster following the bye in Week Six.

Carroll will count $2 million against the Cowboys' cap in 2018.

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Stephen Paea is reportedly retiring after seven seasons in the National Football League at the age of 29. The play of rookie defensive back Jourdan Lewis likely made Carroll expendable. He was limited in his work in the spring and in training camp.

After spending the past few months battling through a knee injury, the 29-year-old decided this week that he wasn't capable of playing anymore. He was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.


The seven-year veteran had four tackles in his four starts with Dallas this season.

Paea signed a one-year contract with the team in March.

The former Beaver was drafted in the second round by the Chicago Bears in 2011 and has played for the Bears, Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns in his career. However, he missed the Cowboys' 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 5 and chose to retire this week while the team was on a bye to give them ample notice.

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