The Cowboys made a commitment to right tackle Marc Colombo on Wednesday, as he signed a big Christmas Eve gift with a four-year, $22 million contract.
Colombo, who signed through 2012, has resurrected his career in Dallas after battling injuries with Chicago and has become a consistent player. The Cowboys were going to extend him once he proved himself and he has done it.
"I am just excited to be able to stay here with my teammates," Colombo said. "It is a relief to have this finished and now I can focus completely on football. This is a place I love. This is where I got my second chance."
Colombo agreed to the contract a few weeks back, but some contact language was still being workout out.
- Rick Herrin