Sep 9, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Henry Melton (69) celebrates a sack during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field. The Bears won 41-21. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency rumors: Henry Melton would have interest in playing for Cowboys


It is no secret that the Dallas Cowboys will need to address their defensive line during the offseason, and one pending free agent appears to have interest in playing for his his hometown team.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton, who missed last season with a torn ACL, reportedly would like to play for the Cowboys if given the opportunity according to his agent.

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

The Cowboys have very little room under the salary cap to work with so they may not be able to sign a player of Melton’s caliber, but if teams are scared off by the health of his knee then perhaps the team could get Melton on a discounted deal and make everyone happy.

If the team is unable to land a free agent at the position, then expect them to add defensive line help early and often in May’s draft.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com leading up to and throughout the NFL Free Agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.

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  • Juanito Juanito

    is him or aaron donald, chicago will choose

  • ctcowboy1968

    Even if Melton joins the Cowboys, we still need more DL help. Hatcher is probably gone. Will Spencer recover from mirco surgery? Ware is not an every down player. Crawford could be a better DE. There are great DTs in this draft and we need to get one. Young, fast, hungry.