Colombo might not be ready for Cowboys opener

There is increased concern in Dallas that right tackle Marc Colombo will not be ready in time for the season opener Sunday night at Washington.

Colombo underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Aug. 16 to remove some cartilage. He did not practice on Monday, according to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, and coach Wade Phillips has said he’s unlikely to roll with Colombo if he cannot return to the practice field before the game.

Dallas is also expected to be without left guard Kyle Kosier, who is sidelined with a knee sprain. Kosier also was held out on Monday, and he could be out another two weeks or so. Montrae Holland will start in his absence at FedEx Field.

The Cowboys’ offense faced some real issues in preseason and they would like to get the blocking set in front of Tony Romo. Alex Barron, the former first-round pick of the St. Louis Rams, will fill in if Colombo cannot make it back in time.

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