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Marc Colombo retires as a Cowboy

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Offensive tackle Marc Colombo broke into the league as a first-round pick with the Bears in 2002. He spent the 2011 season as the Dolphins’ starting right tackle.

But on Friday, Colombo signed a one-day ceremonial contract to retire as a Dallas Cowboy. Colombo did enjoy his best seasons in Dallas, spending five years there as a starter from 2006 through 2010.

“I just think being able to retire as a Dallas Cowboy is something I always envisioned after I’d been here for a few years,” Colombo said Friday, according to ESPN Dallas’ Todd Archer. “We’re living here now. The fan support has been great and I’d just like to thank everybody.”

Colombo is retiring at age 33. He finished his career with 95 starts.

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16 Responses to “Marc Colombo retires as a Cowboy”
  1. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    April 20 will be declared Colombo’s Day.

  2. cowboyfan45 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:57 PM

    a really tough guy where a serious knee injury suffered while with Chicago almost ended his career but dallas gave him a chance and time to recover and was very solid for Dallas for four of his five years there…I guess playing in his band will now be his full time job from now on..

  3. rootintootinnootin says: Apr 20, 2012 4:01 PM

    The Cowboys resurrected his dead career after all of those knee problems he had in Chicago. He sure was a gritty player.

  4. hardpeaches says: Apr 20, 2012 4:02 PM

    And gave up roughly 8 million sacks.

  5. dccowboy says: Apr 20, 2012 4:02 PM

    good for him.

    Best of luck in your new career.

  6. bwareromo says: Apr 20, 2012 4:05 PM

    He was a solid player throughout his time with my boys, wish him well.

  7. davekva72 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:08 PM

    Glad to see Columbo come back and retire as a Cowboy, he was a solid player for them. I wonder if him wanting to retire a Cowboy has anything to do with him wanting Cowboys fans to support his Smashburger franchises? Anyway, good luck Marc!

  8. cowhawkfan says: Apr 20, 2012 4:11 PM

    Columbo was a pretty solid player for the Cowboys. Glad to see him retire as one. I do have two thoughts: 1) having lived in Fallas and knowing how big the Cowboys are there, is there a financial incentive to retire as a Cowboy? Radio shows, appearances, sports bar? And 2) Marc is fairly young to retire when OL play into their late 30s. Is he injured?

  9. tformation says: Apr 20, 2012 5:34 PM

    Well, can’t blame him for not wanting to retire as a Bear. Best of luck, Mark.

  10. phishead1313 says: Apr 20, 2012 5:39 PM

    One year too late IMO.

  11. NakedCowboy! says: Apr 20, 2012 6:36 PM

    had a very good spell with dallas… too bad noone will remember the lost decade and a half…

    they should retire the off side flag in his honor…

  12. stevebozeman says: Apr 20, 2012 9:27 PM

    Thanks Mark for giving everything you had for the Cowboys. I wish you well.

  13. aharris230 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:13 PM

    Thanks for blowing ass with the Dolphins.

  14. beeronthefridge says: Apr 20, 2012 11:15 PM

    With the fins lt. colombo could not “arrest” pass rushers.

  15. themightywhitey says: Apr 21, 2012 12:33 AM

    best hair cut in the League !!!!!!!!!!

  16. agelardi says: Apr 21, 2012 12:45 PM

    Finally, some good news for the Dolphins in free agency.

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