Sep 09, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Henry Melton (69) reacts after a play against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. Chicago defeats Indianapolis 41-21. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Henry Melton seeking short-term deal to prove himself

The Dallas Cowboys are visiting with Henry Melton this week and it looks like he could be signing with someone int he coming days. After visits with the Vikings, Seahawks and Bears, it appears that the interest level in Melton will lead to a deal, the only question is where and for how much.

According to the Star-Ledger, the Cowboys could end up snagging Melton for longer than other teams will be able to, but the defensive tackle is looking for a short-term deal to prove he deserves a bigger contract in a few years.

Per the Star-Telegram:

Melton wants a short-term deal to prove his health after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left knee in October, but he still might be asking more than the Cowboys are willing to spend.

Melton has long been rumored to be on the Cowboys radar due to their need at his position and his connections to the area. It’s not a guarantee that he’ll sign there, but if he does it might be for more than the short-term. Melton will want to get paid if he accepts anything beyond the short-term date he has set in his mind, but his connection to the Cowboys may work in their favor.

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