Ex-Cowboys, Redskins DE Stephen Bowen retires after 10 seasons

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

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Former Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen retired from the NFL on Wednesday after 10 seasons in the league.

Bowen spent five years with the Cowboys, four with the Redskins and one with the New York Jets.

The 32-year-old, who was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006 out of Hofstra, finished his NFL career with 12.5 sacks and 102 tackles. His best NFL season came in 2011, when he recorded six sacks and 21 tackles with the Redskins.

Last season, Bowen started one game for the Jets, while recording four tackles in 15 appearances.

Bowen signed a one–day contract with Washington on Wednesday to retire with the team. 

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Bowen was the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2011.

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