Longtime Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Marc Colombo is back at Valley Ranch but this time, he’s not in pads.
Colombo is working for the Cowboys’ personnel department this offseason, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. Among his duties, he’s been watching the offensive line and special teams during offseason workouts.
“Marc’s obviously a very smart guy and knows what he’s doing and he was always a leader in that offensive line room,” said executive vice president Stephen Jones. “He knows what guys look like. He’s testing the water in a lot of areas. We’re giving him some projects, see what he likes. He’s obviously a guy who did a lot for the Cowboys.”
Colombo joined the Cowboys in 2005, and spent most of the season on special teams. He was named the starting right tackle out of training camp in 2006 and held that position through the 2010 season. He played for the Dolphins in 2011 and called it a career after that season, but not before he signed a one-day contract with Dallas, so he could retire a Cowboy.
“He’s got great energy,” head coach Jason Garrett said of Colombo. “Always has, always will.”
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