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Dallas Cowboys: Why drafting a defensive tackle is biggest need

Henry Melton For the Dallas Cowboys, no position group has been hit harder this offseason than the defensive line. Two of their best players–not just linemen, mind you, but players–are gone, DeMarcus Ware to the Broncos and Jason Hatcher to the hated Redskins. That’s why drafting a defensive tackle is crucial to the success of this 2014 team. It is easily Dallas’s biggest...
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Drawing early conclusions for Cowboys’ Draft day

The Cowboys have remained quiet after their signing of Henry Melton, and it seems as they will continue the trend until after the Draft. And why not? The players that are on the market right now are not team-altering must-haves. Therefore, it is in the best interest for the Cowboys to focus all their energy toward May and worry about free agents later. This year’s Draft is being...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Change to free agency approach

The Dallas Cowboys seem have changed their approach to the offseason. They are typically the team that overpays what is said to be one of the top free agents available. This has been the theme for many years and often puts them in a tough spot when it comes to managing their cap space. With that said they seem to have left their previous notions of free agency behind them. The Cowboys...
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Details of Melton's 'bet-on-himself' Cowboys contract

Henry Melton wanted to join his hometown Cowboys, was drawn to his association with a Dallas staffer, was willing to concede his injury status, and believes he's soon to return to Pro Bowl form. And the standout defensive tackle's unusually-constructed contract is reflective of all that. "I proposed it to the Cowboys this way because it's fair to both parties," agent Jordan Woy tells...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign Pro Bowl DT Melton to multi-year deal

IRVING, Texas - At 7:18 p.m. Dallas time, Bears free agent Henry Melton tweeted, "Thank you, Chicago, for the best 5 years of my life! I can't wait to begin the next chapter of my life... With a star on my helmet." Yes, the Pro Bowl defensive tackle has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract to join the Dallas Cowboys -- though as of 7:49 the actually paperwork wasn'€™t completed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton: Let Him Walk or Re-sign?

Chicago Bears Football - The Chicago Bears have a lot of decisions to make with regards to their defense, and one of the bigger questions is should they re-sign pro-bowler Henry Melton, or let the 3 technique walk in free agency. Why The Bears Should Re-sign Henry Melton The most obvious reason is how horrible the Bears defensive line played without Melton last year. When Henry...
Via Sports Mockery
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton interested in signing with Cowboys

getty images Free agent DT Henry Melton and his agent are making it known that he would not mind working with former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Rob Marinelli. Marinelli was recently promoted to the role of Cowboys defensive coordinator after choosing to leave the Bears at the end of the 2012 season. During his time in Chicago, Melton recorded 15.5 sacks from 2010=2012. “Henry’s...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: With draft looming, questions abound

General manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman have some key decisions to make regarding the draft (Photo credit- Brian Spurlock- USA Today Sports) With more questions than answers so far, one thing is for certain. The Chicago Bears will look different in 2014. Changes to the coaching staff, different schematic outlooks on defense and a second year under head coach Marc...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton Not A “Must-Sign” Player For The Bears?

Mike Sando of (Insider required) unequivocally writes that he does not view DT Henry Melton as a “must sign” for the Chicago Bears. Sando defines a “must sign” player as someone who “the team would automatically retain with the franchis tag“. Melton was considered one of the better interior lineman in the league after posting 13 sacks combined in the 2012...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton mugshot features bloody nose and busted lip

Henry Melton is not playing this season for the Chicago Bears but the defensive tackle has found a way to make the headlines ahead of Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Melton was arrested early Sunday following a bar fight in Grapevine, Texas. He has been charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication. According to Grapevine PD, Melton punched the restaurant...
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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