New Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton says fans shouldn’t be concerned about his surgically repaired left knee. Melton suffered a torn ACL in Week 3 of last year, but he’s confident the injury will be a non-issue by the time the team opens camp in mid-July.
“Everywhere we went, and all the doctors who seen it, said it looks great,” Melton said Wednesday, per ESPN Dallas. “I should be ready to go by training camp.”
Melton is confident enough in his health and his ability that he agreed to a one-year deal that brings with it a team option for three additional years--and over these three years, should Melton stick around, he’ll make about $9 million a season.
“That's something that I believe, I can do," he said. “Just buckle down and get physically and mentally ready and play my butt off and just be ready to go.”
In coming to Dallas, Melton will be reunited with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli--and the last time the two worked together, in Chicago in 2012, Melton made his first and (to this point) only Pro Bowl.
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