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Henry Melton “obviously” would have interest in playing for Dallas

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Defensive tackle Henry Melton is heading toward free agency and said recently that he has “no clue” whether or not he’ll be back with the Bears next season.

If he doesn’t return to Chicago, a reunion with former Bears defensive line coach and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli would be something of interest. Marinelli was recently promoted to the defensive coordinator role with the Cowboys and Melton’s agent Jordan Woy said that any interest from Dallas would be reciprocated by his client.

“Henry’s from Dallas, he played for [Marinelli], obviously there would be interest from Henry’s side, but who knows at this point?” Woy said, via ESPNDallas.com.

Woy also represents Cowboys defensive linemen and impending free agents Jason Hatcher and Anthony Spencer so he’ll have a pretty good idea about what direction the Cowboys are moving in once free agency gets underway. Melton would be a pretty good fit if Hatcher’s expected departure becomes an actual departure, but the Cowboys have cap issues that could hinder a deal even if the team believes the issues aren’t too serious.

Any team that’s going to sign Melton is going to want to be sure that the torn ACL that ended his 2013 season won’t be an issue heading into next year. Woy suggested that Melton, who has progressed to running, would be ready at the start of camp or a little earlier.

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14 Responses to “Henry Melton “obviously” would have interest in playing for Dallas”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 26, 2014 4:01 PM

    What kind of a name is Henry Melton?!?

    I bet his parents were disappointed he became a football player.

    I think they were hoping he’d become a CPA or a attorney.

  2. GBwomenrhot says: Feb 26, 2014 4:05 PM

    This would be so Jerry, probably over pay for an injured lineman…I mean Jones not Angelo, although both fit the MO.

  3. shaggytoodle says: Feb 26, 2014 4:14 PM

    Hey may be a little bit undersized for 3-4, but with GB having a lot of FA on the DL, they should at least kick the tires on the guy.

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 26, 2014 4:19 PM

    Quit talking jibberish Henry & just sign with Chicago. Why would you want to go to that circus in Dallas anyways?

  5. russellwilsonismymvp says: Feb 26, 2014 4:23 PM

    Take less to be a Seahawk big fella. They wanted you last year. If that ACL is good, you’d fit in nicely on that D line. Seattle is passing rings out the next few seasons, jump on board and get you one.

  6. jjb0811 says: Feb 26, 2014 4:26 PM

    lets be real, these guys go to the highest bidder. No different than us. If we have an offer earning more from Company A than B; 90% of the time we’ll take the raise.

  7. trollaikman8 says: Feb 26, 2014 4:29 PM

    The Cowboys can’t afford this guy’s game check.
    Jerry needs to find the CFL version of Melton.

  8. craigkintexas says: Feb 26, 2014 4:35 PM

    In normal circumstances I’d love to see a Dallas native come home to play. There aint a thing normal about dem Cowboys. Run away Henry as fast as you can!

  9. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Feb 26, 2014 4:57 PM

    It’s not so obvious. He might want to play for a contender.

  10. dboss29 says: Feb 26, 2014 5:19 PM

    Come to Tampa with Lovie!

    You and Gerald can be the best DT combo in the NFL.

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 26, 2014 6:00 PM

    It’s not like Jerry is in position to spend money in free agency. And why roll the dice on a guy coming off a major injury? Not happening.

  12. suckit619 says: Feb 27, 2014 12:06 PM

    Let him walk. Dallas is a perfect team dumb enough to overpay an overrated DT coming off an ACL injury. As a Bears fan I’ve seen Melton play his whole career and he’s good but definitely replaceable…

  13. bill4544 says: Feb 27, 2014 1:51 PM

    greenbay paid rogers and roidboy way to much, they’ll be bargan hunting for sure.

  14. fanme57 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:40 PM

    The Cowboy’s GM is Jerry Jones…he’s already overspent for his offense….
    They Cowboys have no money for free agents

    Another 8-8 season on the way.

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