Updated: Despite previous reports to the contrary, the Cowboys are now saying that they will not cut Marc Colombo. And the crazy has officially begun.
With the team roughly $14-$18 million over the new salary cap, everyone knew that some cuts would be coming and it appears that Marc Colombo will be the first. According to ESPN Dallas, Colombo will be cut today.
Colombo’s story with the Cowboys has been one of perseverance. He was a former first round pick of the Bears who fought through injuries and being cut by the team that drafted him. In Dallas he became a stabilizing force at right tackle at a time when they really need some help on the offensive line. He was instrumental in the success of the 2007 season.
However, Colombo has clearly been replaced by Tyron Smith. He missed time last year and there was only so much more the Cowboys were going to get from the aging vet. More importantly,the Cowboys will save $2.4 million under the cap this year if they cut Colombo. It’s pretty much a no brainer and something that’s been expected all off-season.
Still, Colombo will be somewhat missed by this fan. He was an enforcer of sorts during his time in Dallas. Hopefully, someone else will now take on that role.