It has been reported that the Dallas Cowboys will host free agent target Henry Melton on Wednesday in Valley Ranch. While that may sound encouraging to Cowboy fans, it should be noted that the Seattle Seahawks will be hosting Melton beforehand. This should scare Cowboy fans because the Seahawks also run the 4-3 scheme where Melton could be used as a 3-technique.
Obviously the Seahawks have a bright future ahead of them, and that probably is Seattle’s biggest draw for them to bring the 27-year-old to the King City. To be honest, I’m honestly scared that Melton will be signed by the Seahawks. If this happens, it will be a dark time in Dallas. The biggest draw for the Cowboys is that they have Rod Marinelli as their defensive coordinator. Marinelli worked with Melton from their days together in Chicago in 2012. That year was Melton’s best statistical season and he even was a Pro Bowler for the first time in his career.
If Melton doesn’t sign a deal with the Seahawks, it is an extremely good sign for Cowboy fans. I doubt Melton would leave Valley Ranch without a contract signed. Signing Melton would finally give the Cowboys that big-time free agent that they need. With the official signings of Terrell McClain and Jeremy Mincey, it is safe to say that Jerry Jones has not made Cowboy fans happy.
On the other hand, it is good to hear that the Cowboys will now entertain more big-name free agents. In the past few days or so, they have been rumored to targeting Julius Peppers. Like Melton, Peppers was also a member of the Chicago Bears for the past few years. After adding depth guys in McClain and Mincey, it is crucial for Dallas to sign one or two solid starters. Melton is better than that as he has the potential to be a perennial pro bowler. Cowboy fans everywhere… let’s all hope and pray Melton doesn’t get signed by Seattle.
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