Henry Melton move a good start

Cowboys take solid step in rebuilding defense with deal for one-time Pro Bowler

Updated: March 19, 2014, 8:19 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday agreed to a deal with defensive tackle Henry Melton, a player they wanted and needed.

It's a good move, the kind of smart maneuver the Cowboys haven't made often enough over the past few years.

Think about it, the Cowboys essentially replaced soon-to-be 32-year-old defensive tackle Jason Hatcher with a 27-year-old Melton.

And if they spent less on Melton, who agreed to a one-year deal with a three-year club option, than the Redskins ...

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