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Phillips Regrets Playing Colombo In Playoffs

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    Cowboys' head coach Wade Phillips said in his afternoon press conference on Thursday that he probably should not have inserted tackle Marc Colombo into the lineup for last year's playoff games--the wildcard win over Philadelphia, and the season-ending loss to the Vikings in Minnesota--after he missed the final seven games of the regular season after suffering a fractured fibula against Green Bay.

    Colombo played well against the Eagles but against Minnesota, he struggled woefully, allowing three sacks to Ray Edwards. His performance left many to wonder about his health, a group that, we know now, includes Wade Phillips.

    "He was hurt last year in the last game [at Minnesota], and I probably shouldn't have let him come back," Phillips said, per the Dallas Morning News. 

    Of course, even if he wasn't in the starting lineup, Dallas would have been more or less obliged to insert him after Flozell Adams went down with a calf injury. At any rate, according to Phillips, Colombo is now healthy and looking good in camp.

    "He's fine now," Phillips said, "and he's a great technician."

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