FS Hamlin also out 2-4 weeks
IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys starting right tackle Marc Colombo will undergo surgery Monday to repair ligaments on his left ankle after suffering a high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Colombo also has a fracture on his fibula near his left knee that doesn't need surgery. Cowboys officials said the recovery time for the fibula injury is six weeks.
Recovery time for the ankle has not been determined, and owner and general manager Jerry Jones had said Colombo is out for the season.
The Cowboys are hopeful Colombo can return at some point, especially if the team makes a deep playoff run.
"He did fine," Phillips said of Free's perfomance against the Packers. "He didn't hurt us."
In other injury news:
"He's the general back there, as far as the communication," linebacker Bradie James said of Ken Hamlin. "We missed him even in this game."
Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. E-mail email@example.com.