Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton stood out as a bright spot in the team’s upset loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night, after showing flashes in his first seven games with the team.
"Henry did a good job in the game,” said head coach Jason Garrett, per Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas. “He showed up, maybe as much as he had all year. He seemed to be really active. He's playing more and more. He looked quick and fast and explosive and made some plays that made a difference in the game."
Garrett is right.
Melton came into Monday night with five tackles and a sack and a half. Against the Redskins, he had a season-high three tackles, two sacks and three tackles for a loss. Aside from the sacks, he hit Redskins quarterback Colt Mccoy twice.
"He has a lot of good traits. He's quick, he's fast, he's explosive and he's one of those guys who's always trying to get into space as defensive tackle," Garrett said of Melton, who is coming off a torn ACL, suffered early in 2013. "He seemed very comfortable out there. He's a very athletic guy. The health thing is a big factor in him getting back to being himself. The quickness and explosiveness off the ball allows him to play anywhere across the defensive line."
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