Marc Colombo has emerged as a candidate to become the Cowboys’ next assistant offensive line coach.
That position has opened up with Bill Callahan departing for Washington, and the team promoting Frank Pollack to O-line coach. Colombo has spent the past season working in the Cowboys’ personnel department and is being discussed as someone who could join the coaching staff.
Coach Jason Garrett made it clear that the team will have an assistant O-line coach going forward, although said they haven’t determined who that would be. But Colombo’s name is certainly in the conversation.
“Marc Colombo has done a great job for us,” Garrett said. “You want Colombo on your side. We’ll figure out what to do with him, y’know? He’s fantastic. He really embraced his role in personnel and helped our team. We’ll work through a lot of different discussions regarding the assistant O-Line position.”
Earlier this month, Garrett showed his appreciation for what Colombo has meant to the organization by naming him one of the “scout team” players of the week going into the wild-card game against the Lions.
Colombo, 36, was the Cowboys’ starting right tackle from 2006-10, and finished his playing career with the Dolphins in 2011. He spent the first four years of his career with the Bears, who selected him with the 29th overall pick in the 2002 draft.
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