On Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys rookies and veterans will report to City of Oxnard Fields in Oxnard, California for the start of the team’s training camp.
When the team holds their first practice, it is expected that free agent signee Henry Melton will be cleared to step onto the field.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the team’s new defensive tackle is fully expected to be cleared in time for the official start of training camp.
Before he can be cleared, Melton must pass a physical on Wednesday.
Melton’s time in Chicago came to an end because of a torn ACL, but the Cowboys do not anticipate any lingering issues.
The report reads:
Club officials don’t anticipate any red flags to appear in Melton’s return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He was held out of team drills during the off-season, but never once missed a rehabilitation session or suffered a setback.
Melton is expected to be one of the anchors on a revamped Cowboys defensive line, so having him for the start of training camp will be a big boost.
If Melton is able to return to top form, the Cowboys may have found themselves the biggest bargain of the offseason.