5:15 AM EST, Sat November 22, 2014

Henry Melton not concerned about future

IRVING, Texas -- When Henry Melton signed with the Dallas Cowboys in the offseason, he was betting on himself. He signed a one-year deal with a three-year option after missing all but three games last season with the Chicago Bears because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If the Cowboys pick up the option on Melton’s deal, he is guaranteed $9 million in 2015. The base salaries in 2015-17 are worth $7.5 million each year. Melton has five sacks on the season.
Blogging The Boys Nov 14, 2014

Spotlight On: Dallas Cowboys Defensive Tackle Henry Melton

An All-22 tape review of Henry Melton's game against the Jaguars. Henry Melton is very, very good. I think we all know that, but I also think it's hard for fans, Cowboy's fans especially, to really appreciate how good he is. We know the stats (five sacks on the year, tied for 2nd in the NFL among DT's), but you can't really see it on the field. He doesn't have DeMarcus Ware's explosive first step. He doesn't play with the nastiness of Jay Ratliff, or the raw power of say, Chris Canty. He's quick yes, and tenacious, but nothing that really just stands out on the screen. In reviewing the tape...

Cowboys' defensive snaps vs. Cardinals

IRVING, Texas - Earlier this season, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said the perfect number of plays for defensive tackle Henry Melton was 38 to 40 because he could give maximum effort and remain effective. That number has changed. The new number is 26. For the second consecutive game, Melton played exactly 26 plays. And for the second consecutive game he turned in a quality performance. Melton had two tackles, a tackle for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Henry Melton would trade sacks for wins

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Henry Melton would like to make a trade. “It’s feeling better coming in here with no sacks and a win rather than coming in here with sacks and a big L on the sheet,” the Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle said after Sunday’s 28-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Melton said his sacks of Carson Palmer Sunday were because of his teammates' effort. “I feel bad for a lot of the guys who were actually around him and can’t get him down,” Melton said.

Henry Melton increases his season-high sack total to 5, says he’s starting to get in a groove

ARLINGTON — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Henry Melton entered Sunday’s game with a team-leading 3.5 sacks. The first-year Cowboy added 1.5 more to his season total. Melton brought down Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer for a 7-yard loss on the game’s …

Henry Melton coming off his best game

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton enters Sunday's game against Arizona coming off one of his best games of the season. Melton had two sacks, three tackles for loss and was credited with two quarterback hurries in Monday's overtime loss to Washington. Melton, who plays defensive tackle, was moved to defensive end on several plays against the Redskins to create some mismatches. "It felt pretty good and I was moving around a little bit to trying to give me better looks and I was in position to make some plays," Melton said.

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