Coming off a season cut short by a torn ACL, Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton says he’s healthy and ready to play in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Broncos at Cowboys Stadium--if the coaches want him to, anyway.
“Nothing is set in stone yet,” Melton told the team’s official website. “I’m going to listen to what they tell me. We’ll sit down and talk about it and see if I should get some reps. Or we’ll just wait until San Fran.”
Melton is the biggest acquisition of the Cowboys’ offseason, but fans still haven’t got a glimpse of the former Chicago Bear and University of Texas product. The team has eased him along throughout camp, and he was held out of the team’s first three preseason games.
Even though starters like Melton are almost always held out of the final preseason game, he says he’s open to whatever the coaches want to do.
“It doesn’t really matter to me,” Melton said. “Sitting out another week, it might let my knee heal a little bit. But it did set back my conditioning. I might need a little more reps before we get to the game. But we’ll see.”
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