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Report: Henry Melton Will be Held Out of OTAs

Melton is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL

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    The Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff will have to wait awhile before they get to see their biggest free agent acquisitions of the offseason, defensive tackle Henry Melton, in action.

    According to Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com, Melton, who is coming off an ACL tear, will be held out of organized team activities. That means he won’t make his Cowboys practice debut in earnest until July, when the team opens training camp.

    Here’s Broaddus:

    “In 2013, Sean Lee and Lance Dunbar had their seasons cut short with injuries, but expect both to be ready to go Tuesday when the team takes the field at Valley Ranch. Henry Melton will not be as fortunate and will make his first appearance in a Cowboys uniform when the team travels to Oxnard, California, in July.”

    Melton played in only three games for the Chicago Bears last season, but in his three pro seasons prior to that, he missed only three. The Cowboys are hoping he can return to his 2012 form, when he went to the Pro Bowl under the guidance of then-Bears and current-Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.

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