Henry Melton Interested in Dallas?

Melton is an old pupil of Cowboys' defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli

Thanks in large part to salary cap issues, the Dallas Cowboys won’t be big players in free agency, but it’s hard to imagine the team won’t at least show some interest in defensive tackle Henry Melton.

A DFW native (he went to Grapevine High School) and University of Texas product, Melton knows new defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli well from their days in Chicago. Melton played three seasons under Marinelli--who was with the Bears for four seasons before coming to Dallas last year--from 2010-2012, earning his only career Pro Bowl nod in 2012.

“Henry’s from Dallas, he played for [Marinelli], obviously there would be interest from Henry’s side, but who knows at this point?” said Melton’s agent Jordan Woy, per ESPN Dallas.

There is a big question mark to be addressed, as Melton is coming off a torn ACL, but according to Woy--who also represents current Cowboys defensive linemen Jason Hatcher and Anthony Spencer--he is thriving in rehab.

“He’s back to running and doing really well,” Woy said. “He’s sprinting and stuff, so he’s kind of at the same time frame as [Anthony Spencer, around training camp for a return] or maybe a little earlier.”

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