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Marc Colombo takes a cart ride

439x.jpgIn Dallas, the Road to, um, Dallas has just hit a potentially significant pothole.

Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that starting right tackle Marc Colombo was carted off the field during practice with a right knee injury.

The injury occurred during an afternoon practice, and Colombo is now getting an MRI.

Last year, Colombo broke his left fibula in Week 10, opening the door for Doug Free to show what he can do.  Free performed well enough in place of Colombo to prompt the team to dump long-time left tackle Flozell Adams, and to pair Free up with Colombo.

Per Watkins, Sam Young replaced Colombo.

The 29th pick in the 2002 draft.  During his rookie season, Colombo suffered a dislocated kneecap with nerve damage, and he missed all of the 2003 season.  The Bears cut him in 2005, he signed with the Cowboys, and he started every game from 2006 through 2008.

UPDATE:  Colombo needs surgery, but he’ll miss only two-to-four weeks.

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5 Responses to “Marc Colombo takes a cart ride”
  1. joetoronto says: Aug 15, 2010 8:45 PM

    It’s OK, the Cowboys already won the Super Bowl in July, with a clutch win over the Chargers.

  2. HandsofSweed says: Aug 15, 2010 9:32 PM

    Now watch Flozell Adams have a decent (not saying a Pro Bowl or a garbage-caliber) season in Pittsburgh.

  3. spytdi says: Aug 15, 2010 9:33 PM

    The Alex Barron pickup is looking really good right now., but it sure would be nice to have Flo sitting around as a fall back. I hope Sam Young brings his A game. Colombo is made of glass.

  4. ipeefreely says: Aug 15, 2010 9:38 PM

    If this is the case, expect the offense to change a bit. I would expect more 2 tight-end sets (provided Martellus Bennett can get healthy), and less 5 step drops with plays developing down the field, that would require the offensive line to protect Romo longer. Long story short, we will need our WR’s to rack up some RAC yards as well. Could be interesting. Final thought is that you can certainly expect them to pick up a veteran, and you never know perhaps a trade or off waivers as the rosters begin to trim down.

  5. Bill In DC says: Aug 15, 2010 10:03 PM

    # HandsofSweed says: August 15, 2010 9:32 PM
    Now watch Flozell Adams have a decent (not saying a Pro Bowl or a garbage-caliber) season in Pittsburgh.
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    Yeah, especially after how good he looked in the Steelers preseason game.

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