Having a less-than-stellar free agency period thus far, the Dallas Cowboys are about to make some sort of wave as Adam Schefter is reporting the team is set to close a multi-year deal with free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton.
Cowboys and DT Henry Melton are putting finishing touches on a multi-year deal, according to a source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2014
Melton has been on the Cowboys’ radar since even before the free agency period got underway, and they’ve fought off a couple apparent suitors, including the Minnesota Vikings as of late.
With the loss of DeMarcus Ware to the Denver Broncos, Melton will now be tasked with filling the void at that defensive end spot. Whether or not he can do that ultimately remains to be seen, but since Julius Peppers signed with the Green Bay Packers, he’s the best option available at this point.
This is the second notable free agent signing for the Cowboys this week as the team signed former first-round pick Brandon Weeden to compete for the back up job.
However, Melton won’t be expected to be a backup, he’ll be expected to make an impact immediately.