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Cowboys Won't Press Henry Melton

Melton is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL

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    Coming off a torn ACL suffered early last season, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton is still on track to return for the beginning of training camp next month in Oxnard, CA. Until then, executive vice president Stephen Jones says, the team has no reason to press the matter.

    I think you’ve got to be smart about guys like that,” Jones said of Melton this week, per ESPN Dallas. “Obviously Henry’s a pro. He’s been to the Pro Bowl. He knows how to play the game. He’s also coming off a significant injury. I think everything our doctors say is he’s right on time.”

    Melton signed with the Cowboys in March, with a one-year deal loaded with performance incentives and containing a three-year team option.

    “Every week I get stronger and better,” Melton said. “We’re just focusing on getting my knee as strong as possible and aiming for preseason and all that. I feel like I could go out there and do some things during these OTAs. It’s something we talked about before. [But] we’re going to focus on training camp and get ready for the season.”

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