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Marc Colombo officially out in Dallas

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The writing has been on the wall for Marc Colombo this week, but the Cowboys made it official on Thursday.

Colombo was released along with eight other players. Colombo started every game he played in for the Cowboys over the last five seasons, but his play dropped to a point where the team found it hard to justify his price tag. Colombo was due to make $1.9 million in base salary, a 2.6 million option bonus and a $500,000 roster bonus this season and would have counted $2.4 million against the cap. That was just too big a number with first-round pick Tyron Smith there to step into the lineup.

Colombo joins another 2010 offensive line starter, guard Leonard Davis, on the cut list. As previously reported, Marion Barber and Roy Williams were also given their walking papers on Thursday.

The other now former Cowboys are wide receiver Troy Bergeron, tackle Robert Brewster, guard Travis Bright, kicker Kris Brown and linebacker Kelvin Smith.

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10 Responses to “Marc Colombo officially out in Dallas”
  1. rodn3y1 says: Jul 28, 2011 5:13 PM

    by marc thanx fer trying in dallas if u did

  2. reclinerqb says: Jul 28, 2011 5:26 PM

    Columbo missed 8 games with a broken leg in 2009

  3. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 28, 2011 5:34 PM

    Cowboys better be worried about the O-line.

  4. jcg23 says: Jul 28, 2011 5:34 PM

    Good luck Marc, you did us proud. Ya knees just weren’t there anymore.

  5. raidernation99 says: Jul 28, 2011 5:44 PM

    i would love for the raiders to take a flyer on roy williams, if anything he could just be a big target for campbell.

  6. trentofgilead says: Jul 28, 2011 5:51 PM

    He had a good resurgence in Dallas from Chicago. Cowboys gave him a chance and he took advantage of it. His play fell off last year and with Tyron Smith in the mix now, it’s time to move on. Thanks Marc.

  7. cubano76 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:10 PM

    Welcome to Washington big boy!!!!!

  8. cowboysfanx20 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:45 PM

    Roy Williams to Chicago watch

  9. manofaiki says: Jul 28, 2011 10:37 PM

    This guy played with a nasty attitude. Gonna miss him.

    He was the offensive enforcer too, first guy there to make sure no funny stuff happened to the backs after a running play. He popped a defender more than once when he saw cheap shots.

  10. jsrdc says: Aug 3, 2011 4:02 PM

    eaglesfootballfan,

    I think it is the Eagles who need to be worried about their offensive line, who played pretty average at best last year. We re-signed Free who had a very good year last year, drafted Tyron Smith, and re-signed Kosier, who has been solid for the Cowboys. We will also likely sign another O-lineman before the season, so no need to tell Cowboy fans what we need to worry about. You have your own O-line worries in Philly. How about winning a SB with your “Dream Team” now in place. Have your team prove it on the field. Until then, you are no better than any other team.

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