Cowboys guard Leonard Davis and tackle Marc Colombo opened Super Bowl week participating in a celebrity poker tournament benefitting the Tackle Cancer Foundation at the Ghost Bar.
Both held their own at the poker tables, especially Davis who finished in the final five before bowing out.
Still neither were too thrilled about their situations _ playing poker while the Packers and Steelers were getting ready for Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Sunday.
Colombo said the Cowboys' 6-10 season still left a bitter taste in his mouth. He said the only positive about the week was rooting for former teammate Flozell Adams, who will play in the Super Bowl for the first time.
Adams spent 12 years with the Cowboys before being released after last season and signing with the Steelers.
"We are happy for Flo," Davis said. "We are going to be rooting for him."
Colombo said Adams was never really appreciated for his play with the Cowboys.
Colombo can also take a little pride in Adams success with the Steelers. After playing left tackle with the Cowboys, Adams moved to right tackle with the Steelers. When he made the swich, Adams called Colombo for some advice about playing the position.
The football talk, however, was small on this night as both came to help raise money for the Tackle Cancer Foundation, a charity started by former Dunbar star and NFL veteran Elijah Alexander, who died last year after battling multiple myeloma.
Alexander's wife Kimberly has picked up the torch for her husband, continuing to raise money and offer support for families of children battling cancer and myeloma.
Also in attendance at the poker tournament were former Cowboys safety Keith Davis, Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett, Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn, former NBA slamdunk champ Spudd Webb, and former Broncos star Ray Crockett.
Alexander has one more event during Super Bowl week. She will host a fashion show along with Cookie Johnson, the wife of Magic Johnson, at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nieman Marcus in Willowbend Mall. Johnson will showcase her "CJ" denim designs.
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