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DT Melton To Miss Playoffs With Knee Injury

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    ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 2: Henry Melton #69 of the Dallas Cowboys hits Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

    Dallas defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss the playoffs because of a right knee injury sustained in the regular-season finale at Washington.

    Melton, who missed most of last season in Chicago with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a bruised right knee.

    Dallas replaced Melton by signing linebacker James Anderson, a third-round pick by Carolina in 2006.

    Anderson spent seven seasons with the Panthers and one in Chicago before playing in seven games with Tennessee this season.

    The Cowboys (12-4) are at home against Detroit (11-5) in a wild-card game Sunday.

    Melton led the Cowboys in sacks most of the season, but didn't have one in the final seven games.

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