Dallas' Defensive Line: From Shredded To Dreaded?

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Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first quarter at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Let me start off by saying, Cowboys fans should collectively release a massive sigh of relief that Jerry Jones pulled the trigger on bringing DT Henry Melton into the fold.

Without that signing, this defense was once again poised to scrape the bottom of the barrel and the secondary was in for another brutal year.  The draft is deep at DL, but going all in on several rookies is simply naive.

Melton will not be the savior alone, but a gigantic piece of the puzzle.  Dallas must follow it up with a few more quality additions to join him in the starting ranks.

Henry has now given his new team hope for fielding a dangerous defensive line.  One that could go from merely getting by, to violently harassing opposing offenses.

At the same time, he validates the recent signings of DL back-ups the Cowboys made just before him.

If Dallas plays the rest of this situation correclty over the next 2 months, the 2014 line could be an absolute force with amazing depth.

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