Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) is carted off the field after being injured against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 40-23. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Henry Melton wants to sign with Dallas Cowboys

When Henry Melton went down for the season in 2013, it didn’t look like he was gong to be a hot commodity on the free agent market. It was risky when the Chicago Bears franchise tagged Melton and the consequences of the risk are being felt more by Felton than the Bears.

But while his 2013 season was disappointing in more than one way, Melton is eyeing c return in 2014 that will bring him back to the level he was at after the 2012 season. According to, the pace Melton wants to restart his career is in Dallas with the Cowboys.


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

Woy said Melton’s recovery is coming along.

It’s yet to be seen what the Cowboys do with their defense, but adding Melton couldn’t hurt. The Cowboys’ defensive lines as terrible in 2013, so much so that a guy playing on one leg seems to be a better option than what they have.

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  • Scott.

    Be cautious due to injury concerns but if he passes a physical and the doctors are ok with it I am down with signing him. Not sure he will take minimum and I wouldn’t throw much more at him but he along with Crawford, Bass, Selvie, first round pick and others would make the def line 100 percent better than last year.

  • John Vassar

    Too bad Dallas has no money. Melton has had one good season. Last year his first three games were awful and then got hurt. He should be offered a “prove it” deal. If he walks he walks. At 14, the Bears will be able to grab one of 3 top DT’s in the draft. Re-sign Ratliff and find a second tier DT in the UFA.

  • SmartThinking

    I want more hair and a fatter bank account. Any chance?

  • Dave

    Goodbye Hank! you won’t be missed!