Marc Colombo will retire a Dallas Cowboy.

The veteran tackle signed a ceremonial one-year contract with the Cowboys on Friday to ensure his NFL career ends with the team in which he had the most success. The move will be official Monday.

In 2005 Dallas took a chance on the former, Bears first-round pick (2002) after Chicago released him in part because of a series knee injury. The gamble paid off in 2006 as Colombo started every game (72) when he was healthy.

The Cowboys released Colombo after the lockout ended in 2011 to give the starting job to Tyron Smith. Colombo, 33, signed with Miami and played every snap for the Dolphins last season.