Dallas Cowboys right tackle Marc Colombo was headed to arthroscopic surgery to remove five loose particles from his right knee, yet is expected to play in the season opener.
Team owner Jerry Jones said Monday that doctors were optimistic
Colombo would be fine in 10 to 14 days. He was hurt in practice
Colombo missed the final seven games of the regular season last
year, but that was because of his left ankle.
Doug Free replaced him last season, but is now the starter at
left tackle. Youngsters Robert Brewstere and Sam Young are the
likely fill-ins Saturday night against San Diego.