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Henry Melton dealing with groin injury

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The Cowboys took a chance on signing defensive tackle Henry Melton as a free agent this offseason in hopes that he would bounce back to form after last year’s torn ACL.

So far, all has been fine with Melton’s knee. He didn’t play in the preseason opener, but he’s been taking part in practices and moving toward a full workload. That movement has hit at least a temporary snag, however.

Melton hurt his groin during Sunday’s practice, forcing him to the sideline for the day and, per owner Jerry Jones, at least a few more.

“[Head trainer] Jim Maurer told me that initially it showed a little groin strain,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We’ll have to take a little bit better look at it, but he’ll probably be off of it a few days.”

The Cowboys are practicing with the Raiders this week before facing the Ravens on Saturday and Melton’s very doubtful for all those activities since he was already on a limited schedule because of his knee and because the Cowboys really need him to be healthy come the regular season if their defense is going to defy its bottom of the barrel expectations.

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  1. bassplucker says: Aug 11, 2014 8:01 AM

    Tommie Harris 2.0. Cowboys fans who are expecting circa 2012, Pro Bowl Henry Melton are in for disappointment. Sorry but that’s just the way it is.

  2. starfan79 says: Aug 11, 2014 8:24 AM

    Dont think they are looking for a pro bowler, think they are looking for a pretty good player and maybe he can be pretty good this year. Next season they are projected to have some pretty good salary cap space and can maybe bring in some better talent. For now he might end up being the best player on the team.

  3. 700levelvet says: Aug 11, 2014 8:40 AM

    The.”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  4. America's Team Is God's Team says: Aug 11, 2014 8:50 AM

    6-10 would be an accomplishment this year with this defense. Good thing we still have Rob Ryan!

  5. opietaylor says: Aug 11, 2014 10:26 AM

    Money grubber.

  6. darocnessmonsta says: Aug 11, 2014 11:05 AM

    People and their Dumb Predictions We had the Worst Defense last year and still went 8-8 with their Offense I wouldnt be Surprised by another 8-8 season But I think they can get 10 this year!!!

  7. paultilifall says: Aug 11, 2014 11:11 AM

    700levelvet says:

    The.”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

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    The “Most mediocre comment in sports” …

  8. cueghost says: Aug 11, 2014 11:22 AM

    Hey 700level – GIVE IT UP!!! Nobody want’s to read your stupid comment anymore – those keys must be just about worn out on your keyboard by now. It’s not that clever, and it’s NOT FUNNY!! STOP, please stop posting that on every Cowboy article. Please.

  9. bubbybrisket says: Aug 11, 2014 11:25 AM

    darocnessmonsta says:
    Aug 11, 2014 11:05 AM
    People and their Dumb Predictions We had the Worst Defense last year and still went 8-8 with their Offense I wouldnt be Surprised by another 8-8 season But I think they can get 10 this year!!!

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    No…not even…

  10. America's Team Is God's Team says: Aug 11, 2014 11:48 AM

    @paulitifall & cueghost

    How do you not get at this point it’s you reactions that he wants?

    Don’t humor him by replying to his comment. You’re feeding the beast.

  11. cueghost says: Aug 11, 2014 11:58 AM

    Beast? I think not. Probably a pimple faced little nerd who heard his redskin fan uncle make that comment one time two years ago and then decided that he should make it his life mission to post it on every Cowboys article ever written. I just can’t take it anymore – but, I suppose you are right, so I’ll make this my last comment on the subject.

  12. America's Team Is God's Team says: Aug 11, 2014 3:09 PM

    Lol don’t feed the beast is an expression. Don’t take it so literally. You gotta loosen up man.

    Deep breath buddy- he’s just an internet troll. Half the commenters on this site are. Just ignore them, and they go away in time. Then the grown ups like you and I can banter about football, the reason why the comments section exists.

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