Colombo has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins, who again tapped the Dallas Cowboys pipeline to acquire a player.|||||||
Colombo, a starter for Dallas since 2006, was released Thursday by the Cowboys. He became expendable after they signed top draft pick Tyron Smith. In Miami, Colombo will provide depth behind starting tackles Jake Long and Vernon Carey. Colombo has ties with Dolphins coach Tony Sparano and general manager Jeff Ireland, who worked for the Cowboys before coming to Miami in 2008.
Colombo has been cut by the Dallas Cowboys, along with high-priced veterans Leonard Davis, Roy Williams, Marion Barber and Kris Brown.|||||||
Colombo's release became expected once the Cowboys agreed to re-sign left tackle Doug Free and signed top pick Tyron Smith.
Colombo missed the Cowboys' opener Sunday against the Redskins because of a knee injury.|||||||
Alex Barron started in place of Colombo at right tackle.
Colombo was headed to arthroscopic surgery to remove five loose particles from his right knee, yet is expected to play in the season opener.|||||||
Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said Monday that doctors were optimistic Colombo would be fine in 10 to 14 days. He was hurt in practice Sunday. Colombo missed the final seven games of the regular season last year, but that was because of his left ankle.
Colombo is in the starting lineup for the playoff opener against the Philadelphia Eagles after missing seven games.|||||||
Colombo had been out since breaking his left leg and sustaining ligament damage in his ankle Nov. 15 at Green Bay.