27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Dallas Cowboys
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Melton parlayed a breakout six-sack, 44-tackle campaign into a franchise tender, earning him a lucrative one-year, $8.5 million deal. It's unclear how much room for growth he has, but with 13 sacks ov...
2013 ADP: –
Bye Week: 11
Henry Melton Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Cowboys in March 2014. The deal includes a three-year, $25 million option.
The lawsuit associated with Melton's December arrest for assault has been dropped, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Henry Melton: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The structure also gives the perennially cap-strapped Cowboys an out next year if they decide he's not worth it. If Melton is healthy though, there's no reason to think he can't have another productive season replacing Jason Hatcher in the middle of the Dallas D-line.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Melton tweeted from his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that "I can't wait to begin the next chapter in my life with a star on my helmet," suggesting that this is pretty much a done deal. Melton suffered a torn ACL in Week 3 of 2013, but is expected to be ready for practices in early May. Melton's choice of Dallas reunites him with Rod Marinelli, the Dallas defensive coordinator who was also the coordinator with the Bears.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The sky continues to be the limit for Melton, as the coaching staff cannot stop singing his praises. While he did seem to disappear at times last year, a full offseason can only further his development this year.
Melton showed impressive flashes in 2010 giving the Bears high hopes for the new season. Consequently, Melton is lining up as the starting under tackle for Bears during camp, a position which the team is suddenly very deep at.