The Cowboys weren’t able to make wholesale changes to a bad defense, but they are getting one key piece back just in time.
According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Melton will be cleared to take part in the first practice of training camp.
Melton hasn’t done any of the on-field OTAs after last year’s torn ACL, but he hasn’t missed any of his rehab sessions or suffered any setbacks. He has to pass his physical first, but that appears to be a non-issue.
Melton should be a significant part of any rebounding the Cowboys do. The former Bears franchise player fills the hole left by Jason Hatcher, and his back, and will need to anchor a young group under new coordinator Rod Marinelli.