EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Michael Strahan #92 of the New York Giants fights with Marc Colombo #75 of the Dallas Cowboys during their game at Giants Stadium November 11, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants won 31-20. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Heavy metal fans can breathe easier now, as it appears Free Reign lead singer Marc Colombo, who also moonlights as the Cowboys starting right tackle, returned to practice on Wednesday, which means he should play in Sunday's home opener against the Chicago Bears (1-0*).
And Cowboys fans should be on their knees praying that he does. We all know Tony Romo is.
By now, everyone know how terrible Alex Barron is. It'd be one thing if he was making the league minimum, but no, he's making upwards of $2 million to do THIS, and then walk aroud yucking it up with the enemy. Haha, real funny, Alex.
The Redskins' Brian Orakpo tore Barron up all night on Sunday, and guess who's coming to the Jones Mahal on Sunday. The Bears will bring one of the more lethal pass-rushing ends of the last decade in Julius Peppers, meaning it will be a huge deal for the Dallas offense to have Colombo on Peppers, and not Barron.
In case you didn't watch the Bears-Lions game on Sunday, Peppers ended a Lions' first-half surge when he sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford in the final minute of the half, not only jarring the ball loose and giving Chicago the ball, but he also jarred Stafford's shoulder loose, putting the second-year quarterback on the shelf for at least four weeks, and possibly up to eight.
How does Jon Kitna behind center for your Cowboys for eight weeks sound? No bueno, huh? Didn't think so.
* Due to a stupid NFL rule, the Bears are 1-0 instead of 0-1.
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