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Marc Colombo | Tackle

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/8/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 320
College: Boston College
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Former Dolphins and Cowboys RT Marc Colombo has decided to retire.
Colombo signed a ceremonial one-day contract in Dallas Friday so he could retire as a Cowboy. He spent five years as their starting right tackle before moving aside in favor of Tyron Smith last season. Colombo, who will turn 34 in October, graded out as one of the worst tackles in the NFL while playing for the Dolphins last season. Fri, Apr 20, 2012 03:39:00 PM
Source: ESPN Dallas

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel expects free agent RT Marc Colombo to be "forced into retirement" this year.

Colombo appeared to be done two years ago when he was released by the Cowboys. Picked up as a starter in Miami, the 33-year-old graded out 69th out of 76 tackles in 2011, according to Pro Football Focus.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 10:33:00 AM

According to the Palm Beach Post, free agent RT Marc Colombo will "definitely" not be back with the Dolphins in 2012.

Colombo, 33, did make some late-season improvements along with the rest of the Dolphins' roster, but still graded out as Pro Football Focus' 70th-rated tackle in the league amongst 76. We'd bet against Colombo starting another NFL game unless injuries force him to. He certainly won't draw much free agent interest.
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 10:42:00 AM

The Dolphins offensive line has allowed just eight sacks after a league-high 27 in the first eight games.

The run-blocking has improved significantly as well, accounting for eight rushing scores in the past six games. It's a turnaround on the level of the 2010 Bears, though Miami's may be driven more by the quarterback. Matt Moore deals with pressure far more facilely than Chad Henne ever did.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 11:53:00 AM

After visiting Dolphins camp this week, Yahoo's Jason Cole came away with the impression that RT Marc Colombo could be a "huge liability in pass protection."

Cole points out that Colombo "has a hard time moving" after so many leg injuries going on age 33, and it's "not a pretty situation" on the right side of Miami's line. Vernon Carey has struggled at right guard, and rookie Mike Pouncey has gotten pushed around at center. Jake Long is a rock at left tackle, but defenses are going to prey on the middle and right side of this line.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 11:08:00 PM

Dolphins agreed to terms with RT Marc Colombo, formerly of the Cowboys.

Colombo is declining going on age 33 and has missed eight games over the past two seasons. He's still close to Tony Sparano from their time together in Dallas, though, and profiles as Vernon Carey's backup at right tackle. Should Colombo find himself in the regular season lineup, pass protection will be a concern.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 12:17:00 PM

Cowboys released RT Marc Colombo.

Dallas kept the 32-year-old around for a couple of days while locking up Doug Free and Kyle Kosier. The latter will return at left guard with veteran Montrae Holland penciled in as Leonard Davis' replacement at right guard.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 12:50:00 AM

RT Marc Colombo could return to the Cowboys on a reduced contract after he is officially released Thursday.

While Roy Williams, Leonard Davis and Marion Barber are all gone, Colombo could be back in Dallas. He met with Jerry Jones and both sides expressed interest in a reworked contract. But with Doug Free getting locked up to a monster deal late Tuesday, it's possible that ship has sailed.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 08:31:00 AM

The Cowboys have reportedly informed RT Marc Colombo that he will be released.

An expected move. Colombo was brutal last season, is owed a $500,000 roster bonus, and the Cowboys drafted Tyron Smith in the first round. Colombo is declining at age 32, but will attract some interest from teams desperate at right tackle. Smith is now the clear Cowboys' starter on the right side.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 11:53:00 AM

Cowboys RT Marc Colombo has a $500,000 roster bonus due this offseason.

The Cowboys probably aren't going to pay it because Colombo was one of the worst linemen in the league last year and has become increasingly injury prone in recent seasons. Tyron Smith and Doug Free -- assuming Free is re-signed -- are expected to make up Dallas' starting offensive tackle duo in 2011.
Source: FOX Sports
Wed, May 4, 2011 01:59:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hinted strongly that RT Marc Colombo's roster spot is in jeopardy after adding Tyron Smith in the first round.

"I think anytime that you make a pick of that stature or that high, he is going to play," said Jones. "And that was a big part of the decision, he can play and will play, and if he plays he will have to take somebody’s place."
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 08:07:00 AM

Cowboys RT Marc Colombo's future in Dallas is in doubt now that the team has added No. 9 pick Tyron Smith at tackle.

Colombo is in decline entering his age-33 season, and he isn't going to be a starter unless Doug Free gets away in free agency. Due a $1.9 million salary, Colombo would only return as a backup. While the cost isn't totally prohibitive, backup offensive linemen typically have to play multiple positions. Colombo is right tackle-only, and Sam Young can do that.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 12:45:00 AM

David Moore of the Dallas Morning News believes there's a good chance RT Marc Colombo will be cut.

Colombo is due two bonuses within the first 15 days of the new NFL work year. If he is cut, the Cowboys project to save around $1 million. Colombo, 32, is declining badly and is best-served in a backup role at this point.
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 11:04:00 AM

ESPN Dallas Bryan Broaddus "got the feeling" from talking to Marc Colombo that the right tackle will return for a 10th season in 2011.

Colombo, 32, has at least three more years on his contract. According to Pro Football Focus, his play dropped off precipitously as both a pass blocker and a run blocker in 2010. The Cowboys need to target a successor in this year's draft.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 08:46:00 AM

Cowboys RT Marc Colombo (knee) declared himself ready for this week's game against the Bears.

Whatever it takes to get Alex Barron out of the lineup. Colombo had been out since mid-August after undergoing a knee scope. His return is great news for Tony Romo as well as the ground game.
Thu, Sep 16, 2010 02:06:00 PM

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