1:52 PM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014

Cowboys' Henry Melton getting back in flow

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This was a glimpse of the Henry Melton the Dallas Cowboys hoped they were getting. Melton is still chipping off rust after missing the final 13 games of last season with a knee injury and sitting out the entire preseason due to a strained groin, but he made an impact in the Cowboys' 26-10 victory Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Melton, the former Pro Bowl defensive tackle the Cowboys are counting on to provide an interior pass-rushing threat, split a sack with Kyle Wilber in the first half.

Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton takes another positive step in returning to form

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Defensive tackle Henry Melton received his first start for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, a week after he came off the bench in the season opener. Melton, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the third game …

Melton to start, ready for more snaps

IRVING, Texas -- Henry Melton's second game with the Dallas Cowboys will be his first with the starting defense. After missing the preseason as he worked his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season while with the Chicago Bears and a groin injury suffered in training camp, Melton played in 26 of 58 defensive snaps in the Cowboys’ Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Rookie Davon Coleman started at defensive tackle, but Melton will man the spot Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Dallas Cowboys defensive playing time

Defensive tackle Henry Melton, the Cowboys' prized offseason acquisition, was hobbled with knee and groin issues in the preseason. He missed the entire preseason, which is why he played only 26 snaps against San Francisco in Week 1. The Cowboys want to work him in slowly to ensure he doesn't aggravate the groin injury. Jeremy Mincey led the defensive line with 43 snaps. Rolando McClain played 44 snaps and did a good job of providing a physical presence.

Jason Garrett impressed with Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton’s performance in limited action

IRVING — Henry Melton’s first action since last September was limited. In the Cowboys’ 28-17 loss to San Francisco on Sunday, he didn’t start and played 25 of Dallas’ 58 defensive snaps. “I tried to work him on second and …

Cowboys work Henry Melton in slowly

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Henry Melton was the Dallas Cowboys' big name free-agent acquisition, but the defensive tackle did not start Sunday's season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. That honor went to undrafted free agent Davon Coleman. "Just wanted to get Henry worked into this stuff, try to work him in on second and third down," defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. "He didn't have any live contact." Melton did not play a snap in the preseason as he worked his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament sustained in the third game of the 2013 season while with the Chicago...

Henry Melton active, won't start vs. 49ers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Henry Melton will make his Dallas Cowboys debut Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, but the defensive tackle will not start. Melton did not take a snap in the preseason. He was held out of the first preseason game against the San Diego Chargers with the coaches choosing to sit most of their regulars. A groin injury kept him out of the final three preseason games. Davon Coleman, an undrafted free agent, will start at defensive tackle.

Henry Melton ready to face San Francisco

Henry Melton, the Dallas Cowboys' key offseason defensive acquisition, said he’s ready for the season opener against San Francisco after not playing in the preseason. Melton said his knee and his groin, which he tweaked during training camp, are fine and he expects to start Sunday against the 49ers. Melton said he’s not sure how much he will play against San Francisco but won’t be opposed to the coaching staff putting him on a play limit.

Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton ‘excited and ready to go’ as he prepares for first game since last September

IRVING — When the Cowboys face San Francisco in the season opener, Henry Melton is expected to play for the first time in 350 days. “I am excited,” the Cowboys’ defensive tackle said. “It’s going to be my first game …

Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton doesn’t play entire preseason

ARLINGTON — Defensive tackle Henry Melton, the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest free agent addition of the off-season, said earlier this week he’d prefer to play Thursday in the preseason finale against the Denver Broncos. Instead, he stood on the sideline with …

Cowboys opt for more rest for Henry Melton

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys' Henry Melton and Morris Claiborne will go into the regular season without having played a preseason snap. For Claiborne, that wasn’t a surprise because he of a shoulder injury suffered Aug. 13 in practice against the Oakland Raiders. Melton, however, was expected to see at least a few snaps in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Denver Broncos but worked only in warmups. “We wanted to get those guys an opportunity if we could to just come out and have a little game action,” coach Jason Garrett said.

5 thoughts: Henry Melton doesn’t play, Cowboys finish with winless preseason for first time since 2000

ARLINGTON – It doesn’t get much more boring than a fourth preseason game. A gentleman proposed to his girlfriend in the first half. Other than that, there wasn’t much to cheer about for Dallas Cowboys fans Thursday night. Here are …

W2W4: Dallas Cowboys

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys (0-3) and Denver Broncos (1--2) conclude the preseason tonight at AT&T Stadium. Three things to watch: Knocking off the rust: Henry Melton was the Cowboys' biggest free-agent acquisition but the defensive tackle has yet to play in the preseason. He was kept off the field in the opener by a coaches' decision and a groin injury knocked him out of two games. He will play at least a little against the Broncos to sharpen him up a little for the Sept.
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Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton says he’s healthy and ready to play Thursday if called upon

IRVING — Henry Melton hasn’t played during the preseason. And he’s not certain he’ll be in action Thursday in the team’s final exhibition game against Denver. But the defensive tackle, the Cowboys’ prized free-agent acquisition of the offseason, insists he’s …

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