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November 23, 2011

Cowboys looking to take advantage of declining Colombo

The Cowboys have a lot of respect for former teammate Marc Colombo who is now with the Dolphins.

He played six seasons at right tackle in Dallas and was a team leader before being released in the offseason and signing with former Cowboys offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who is the Dolphins head coach.

But the Cowboys also know he was a declining player when he left who had trouble with speed rushers. He is considered one of the weak links on a Dolphins offensive line that gets its quarterback hit as much as any in the league.

It goes without saying that linebackers DeMarcus Ware, who leads the league in sacks with 14, and Anthony Spencer can’t wait to see Colombo in a real game after going against him for years in practice.

“Hopefully we can use the knowledge we have our advantage this week,” coach Jason Garrett said. 

Clarence E. Hill Jr.

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