Colombo was the most improved Cowboy

March, 26, 2010
PM ET released its 2009 all-improved team and Cowboys right tackle Marc Colombo was listed as the most improved right tackle in the game.

Colombo, who played nine games last season for a total of 544 regular season snaps, received a rating of 2.7 overall. Colombo was credited with allowing just one quarterback sack, three quarterback hits and 13 quarterback pressures. Among all the tackles in the game, Colombo was the highest ranked Cowboys linemen coming in at 20. In 2008, Colombo was the highest ranked Cowboys but finished 62nd overall with a -12.2 rating.

Doug Free, the man who replaced Colombo, while he recovered from leg injuries in 2009, ranked 22nd with a 2.1 rating. Flozell Adams, who many think won't be here in 2010, finished 51st among tackles with a -8.8 rating.

Adams gave up 34 pressures in the 2009 season according to Profootballfocus. Jake Long of Miami and Joe Thomas of Cleveland allowed a combined 14 quarterback pressures.
Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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