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Henry Melton to remain out until training camp

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The Cowboys know it’s a real possibility that defensive end Anthony Spencer will have to start the regular season on the PUP list as he makes his way back from microfracture surgery and he isn’t the only member of the defensive line that they’ll be waiting to see on the field.

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys website reports that defensive tackle Henry Melton will not take part in OTAs, which start Tuesday, or any other on-field activity this spring. Melton hopes to be fully cleared to participate when the team gathers in Oxnard, California for training camp this summer.

Melton is recovering from a torn ACL, which has a bit more certainty in terms of a recovery timeline than Spencer’s microfracture surgery. There’s no such certainty about what kind of toll the injury might have taken on Melton, though, and the Cowboys will likely reintegrate him into football work patiently because they really need a healthy Melton in the middle of their defensive line whether or not Spencer is able to start the season on the field.

Recently signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye will also miss OTAs after missing all of last season with an undisclosed medical problem and missing these defensive pieces has a familiar feel to it after the last two Cowboys seasons.

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6 Responses to “Henry Melton to remain out until training camp”
  1. bassplucker says: May 27, 2014 7:38 AM

    Tommie Harris 2.0. Melton will never be the same player again. The Bears were smart to let him go and not throw good money after bad.

  2. jjb0811 says: May 27, 2014 8:00 AM

    Wouldn’t Dallas have been better off signing UFA rather than broken down costly FA’s?

  3. rwhited2 says: May 27, 2014 9:34 AM

    Really starting to get the feeling that this year’s Cowboys team is being built on sand…

  4. dbones641 says: May 27, 2014 1:11 PM

    Gunna be last year all over again..

  5. oldcracker says: May 27, 2014 4:34 PM

    That Cowboy’s GM sure knows how to scout out the talent.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 27, 2014 9:51 PM

    It’s May not July so no need to panic and foolishly hurry Melton into action.

    I do think Melton is going to be critical to the success of the defensive line this year. If he can return to 2012 form, then he will make others around him better.

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