Marc Colombo, the Dallas Cowboys' starting right tackle from 2006 to 2010, signed a ceremonial one-year contract with the team Friday so he can retire a Cowboy.
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By 2006 Colombo solidified himself as a starter for Dallas, only missing seven games in 2009 because of an ankle injury and one game in 2010 with a knee injury.
"It's really good to be able to come back here," Colombo said. "I think getting away for a year was a good thing because it made me realize how fortunate I was to play as long as I did with the Cowboys. To come back in and meet with Mr. Jones, it was really humbling. He's a great owner and I have nothing but the utmost respect for him. He's always treated me well. I just think being able to retire as a Dallas Cowboy is something I always envisioned after I'd been here for a few years. We're living here now. The fan support has been great and I'd just like to thank everybody."