The Battle Plan To “Retool” The Dallas Cowboys

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Nov 25, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The next move the Cowboys made was a huge one. They signed defensive tackle Henry Melton to a one-year deal with a team option of three years. The first year is about 2.25 million with a cap number starting at 1.734 million.  Then the deal will be $9 million a year for the next three years, if he is still on the roster. That is a cheap deal for an impact defensive player that is only 27 years old. If he sucks this next year, cut him for little damage. If not, he is a good player on a defensive line that just got very young. Then the plan is to have them draft some young talent on defense, with new draft board guru in the front office, Will McClay.

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Tags: Brandon Weeden Dallas Cowboys Free Agency Henry Melton Jerry Jones Most Popular NFL Tony Romo

  • John

    Orton very likely has trade value if he doesn’t retire. Could be they signed Weeden to open up the possibility of dealing Orton for draft picks… Or it could be the Cowboys aren’t too enthusiastic about Romo’s recovery, despite the rosy public face on it, and they’re worried they may need a backup for when Orton is the starter…

  • jdub27

    None of this means jack when your QB consistently chokes in big moments. Basically you can’t make chicken salad out of chickenshit. Draft a QB.