Cowboys RT Marc Colombo to have MRI on knee

The Dallas Cowboys look to have made a prudent move in selecting Doug Free to replace veteran Flozell Adams at left tackle.

Now, they could have some questions about the tackle on the other side of the line. Marc Colombo suffered a right knee injury in practice this afternoon, according to multiple reports, and will be scheduled for an MRI.

Free was used to spell Colombo last season when a fractured leg cost him seven games. The Cowboys are banking on improved line play this season and Colombo, a former first-round draft pick for the Chicago Bears, was somewhat of a question last season when he was healthy. He’d been a pillar for the Cowboys the previous three seasons, making 48 consecutive starts.

We’ll see where this one heads because Free had pretty much solved the biggest question on the line for the Cowboys. Colombo’s career was nearly ended by a knee injury when he was with the Bears. He suffered nerve damage and didn’t make dramatic improvement until he joined the Cowboys and worked with their strength coaches.

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