IRVING, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – In his first interview since signing with the Cowboys, Henry Melton tells 105.3 The Fan’s “New School’’ about the top reasons he’s joined Dallas under the terms of what sources tell us is a one-year deal with a three-year team option that in the end could be worth approximately $28 million.
“It was just a strong connection with Rod (Marinelli),’’ Melton says. “And being at home and close to my family. I wanted to come here.’’
The Pro Bowl defensive tackle was actually in St. Louis and heading to a recruiting dinner with the Rams when he got the call from agent Jordan Woy that Dallas had agreed in principle to a contract that pays Melton just $3.5-to-$5 million this year but rewards him with a $9 million guarantee and about $8 million for two more years assuming he’s on the roster at the start of the 2015 business season.
“And both parties very much want that to happen,’’ Woy tells us.