Henry Melton wanted to join his hometown Cowboys, was drawn to his association with a Dallas staffer, was willing to concede his injury status, and believes he’s soon to return to Pro Bowl form.
At 7:18 p.m. Dallas time, Bears free agent Henry Melton tweeted, “Thank you, Chicago, for the best 5 years of my life! I can’t wait to begin the next chapter of my life … With a star on my helmet.’’
The Cowboys are hoping to be players in free-agent shopping by having avoided setting the retail market in its first week and finding better deals this week in the form of planned Valley Ranch visitors.
Multiple teams are bidding on Melton, 27, a Pro Bowl talent who is an ideal Dallas fit as a 3-technique tackle playing under his old Chicago mentor, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
The Dallas Cowboys have demoted defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, giving his title to Rod Marinelli, and hired Scott Linehan as the passing game coordinator who will call plays.
The Cowboys have been mum on whether or not defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will return in 2014. But Jerry Jones is certain about one thing: the Cowboys will not abandon the 4-3.
The Bucs move to hire Lovie Smith as their head coach sets into motion the wheels that while help determine who will serve as the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator in 2014.
The resistance to change is understandable. Garrett’s entire foundation – not just as a coach but as a person – is unflappability. And Jones’ stated position is sound as well.
Last spring, in Rod Marinelli’s first-ever meeting with his players after taking the job as Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach, he grabbed their attention by opening a speech with five simple words:
Jason Hatcher isn’t sure if he should be called a vocal leader for the Dallas Cowboys. The defensive tackle’s words and actions say he should.
Jason Garrett made the most of his final season as an NFL player, and he’s benefiting from it nine years later.
From inside Cowboys headquarters, a position-by-position look at head coach Jason Garrett’s staff, featuring names as they appear now and might appear at the week’s end.