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Hawk

MELTON IS A COWBOY NOW

Details on contract to come later
El Kabong

I'm excited to get this guy on the defense, then again I'm already worried about his knee. Please lord no more injuries for the Cowboys this year.

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Desperado

I never lost hope for this team, but thank you Marinelli, and Jerry Jones. Those who think JJ doesn't keep trying just have their head stuck.

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Hawk

I'm sure we back loaded Melton's contract, that's the only way we could afford him. Plus this will be a feather in Marinelli's cap, Melton bought into this I'm sure because of Marinelli.
BevoMav

Word I am getting is only the first year is guaranteed and it's a bargain price..He has three more years with Cowboys owning the options.

The guy live in the Dallas area and is a lifelong Cowboys fan.

He also attended the University of Texas.

Before the signing, I read his knee is solid, and did I mention he's a Longhorn?
BluenSilver4evr

@JordanWoy: Very happy for @HenMel. A lot of work for all involved. Thanks to Stephen and Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett and Rod Marinelli
Nightrider

BevoMav wrote:
Word I am getting is only the first year is guaranteed and it's a bargain price..He has three more years with Cowboys owning the options.

The guy live in the Dallas area and is a lifelong Cowboys fan.

He also attended the University of Texas.

Before the signing, I read his knee is solid, and did I mention he's a Longhorn?


The report so far is a 1 year deal with a 3 yrs option. But Its all good so far bevo
: @fishsports: Exclusive: #Cowboys Melton contract: 1-yr deal. Gets ALL 3 YRS extension if on roster 1st day of 2015 league year & kicks in Guaranteed $
BevoMav

Nightrider wrote:
BevoMav wrote:
Word I am getting is only the first year is guaranteed and it's a bargain price..He has three more years with Cowboys owning the options.

The guy live in the Dallas area and is a lifelong Cowboys fan.

He also attended the University of Texas.

Before the signing, I read his knee is solid, and did I mention he's a Longhorn?


The report so far is a 1 year deal with a 3 yrs option. But Its all good so far bevo
: @fishsports: Exclusive: #Cowboys Melton contract: 1-yr deal. Gets ALL 3 YRS extension if on roster 1st day of 2015 league year & kicks in Guaranteed $


I just read the deal is, if he is on the roster for the start of the 2015 year, which is June 1, 2015, then it becomes a three year deal with guarantees. Nobody is talking yet about what those guarantees are?
LoneStar

Well this is some badly needed good news
Hawk

This what I got so far

Year one is up to $5m, with base and incentives, no info on base yet.
Year 2,3,4 average $8m, $9m guaranteed in year 2.

Total is 4 yr $29
BevoMav

Hawk wrote:
This what I got so far

Year one is up to $5m, with base and incentives, no info on base yet.
Year 2,3,4 average $8m, $9m guaranteed in year 2.

Total is 4 yr $29


Year 2-3-4 are only guaranteed if he is on the roster June 1st of 2015.
LoneStar

Melton will man the three-technique, or “under-tackle,” which is the position that drives Rod Marinelli’s 4-3 defense. He’s a former Pro Bowler with exceptional athletic ability. You might remember his days as a running back at Texas. At 27, he’s five years younger than the dearly departed Jason Hatcher. And the contract is extremely Cowboys-friendly.

The downside: He’s coming off an ACL injury as well as a December arrest and subsequent lawsuit from a Grapevine bar owner who says Melton bit him “near the kidney.” The Bears reportedly also had reservations about Melton’s “commitment.” To say the least, it hasn’t been a good off-season.

But Melton was at his best in Chicago under Marinelli, who handled the recruiting process for the Cowboys.

Even visited mama.

Bottom line: This is a nice start on the rebuild after the loss of Hatcher and DeMarcus Ware. Now let’s see how Jerry follows up.
LoneStar

RAINER SABIN
 
Staff Writer

rsabin@dallasnews.com

Published: 19 March 2014 09:34 PM

Updated: 20 March 2014 12:10 AM






A Grapevine bar owner is seeking more than $1 million in damages in a lawsuit against Henry Melton, the defensive tackle who agreed to terms with the Cowboys on a one-year contract Tuesday.

Donald Payne alleges he suffered physical pain and mental anguish as a result of an altercation he had with Melton on Dec. 22 at Chill Sports Bar, which Payne owns and manages.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed in January, Melton was asked to leave after telling the bartenders “he was a millionaire and the bartenders were nothing but poor white trash.”

In the lawsuit, Payne claims he approached Melton, instructing him to go, and the football player responded by striking him with a fist. At that point, Payne and three other men, according to the complaint, tried to remove Melton from the bar. During the ensuing struggle, Payne alleges that Melton “severely bit” him.

Melton, 27, was arrested on a charge of assault, a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, he could be fined as much as $4,000 and receive up to one year in jail. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 24.

“We have recently reviewed the lawsuit and do not believe the validity of the allegations made,” said Jordan Woy, Melton’s agent. “We look forward to providing the true facts in court and will defend this matter vigorously. We seek to hold The Chill and others accountable for any and all damages Henry has suffered at the hands of multiple men who attacked him.”

Woy added that Melton plans on filing a counter-claim against Chill and the individuals involved in the incident.

“It is what it is, and everyone sees it as that,” Melton said during a conference call Wednesday. “There’s no truth behind what was reported. We’re just going to move on from it. And whatever happens, happens. But the truth will come out eventually.”

Attorney Darren Wolf, who is representing Payne, said he was “extremely confident” about their case.

“The Grapevine police came and investigated this matter and arrested Henry Melton,” Wolf added. “They talked to the people there before they arrested him.”

Melton, who is being represented by attorney Christian Dennie in the lawsuit, finalized a one-year contract with the Cowboys that includes a three-year club option. He can earn up to $5 million in 2014. A Grapevine High School product, Melton was invited to the 2012 Pro Bowl and was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 draft.
El Kabong

BevoMav wrote:
Hawk wrote:
This what I got so far

Year one is up to $5m, with base and incentives, no info on base yet.
Year 2,3,4 average $8m, $9m guaranteed in year 2.

Total is 4 yr $29


Year 2-3-4 are only guaranteed if he is on the roster June 1st of 2015.



Cowboys deal could earn Melton as little as $2.25 million

Posted by Darin Gantt on March 20, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT


We mentioned yesterday that the Cowboys contract with defensive tackle Henry Melton gave them the flexibility to make it a one-year deal.

But the extent to which he’s betting on himself is even more glaring when you see the details of the deal.

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Melton can make as little as $2.25 million this season, but up to $29 million over the next four years.

Melton will make a $1.25 million base salary this year, along with a $1 million signing bonus.

Instead of a bigger bonus, they gave him a $78,125 roster bonus for each week he’s on the active 46-man roster. That could earn him another $1.25 million, assuming he’s fully recovered from last year’s torn ACL and able to stay healthy enough to play all 16 games. There are also $1.5 million worth of incentives for playing time and sacks.

Next year, his base salary of $9 million is guaranteed if the Cowboys pick up his option on the first day of the new year, so it’s no certainty they will.

The per-game roster bonuses are becoming increasingly popular (for teams) in new contracts. Of course, that puts the financial burden of staying on the field on the player, at a time when the preaching about “player safety” is louder than ever.
Nightrider

I’m not sure replacing DeMarcus Ware with Jeremy Mincey is going to make fans happy. You can understand that, financially, cutting Ware was a move the Dallas Cowboys had to make, but their defense was already Removing a key player won't make it better.

And yes, Ware was hurt, but it was the first time we saw that.

Adding Henry Melton was a nice move, though he is coming off an injury himself, so we’ll see how effective he is.
BevoMav

Nightrider wrote:
I’m not sure replacing DeMarcus Ware with Jeremy Mincey is going to make fans happy. You can understand that, financially, cutting Ware was a move the Dallas Cowboys had to make, but their defense was already Removing a key player won't make it better.

And yes, Ware was hurt, but it was the first time we saw that.

Adding Henry Melton was a nice move, though he is coming off an injury himself, so we’ll see how effective he is.


I think the Cowboys, who know Ware more than anyone, think he is done. The last two years, he has come out like he has a rocket tied to him, but after a couple of weeks he has had nothing.

Last season he had 4 sacks the first 3 weeks and only 2 more in the next 13 games. In at least two games he was facing an undrafted free agent and did nothing.

Add this to 2012 when he played with one arm and I have the picture of a guy who got a lot of money on reputation. I wish him well and he could make a turnaround but it seems unlikely...

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Interesting tidbit I got from Dallas News. Jerry had nothing to do with the Melton signing. It was all Stephen Jones. Jerry basically said hi and left all the negotiation to his son and Melton's agent.

This is one of the most encouraging signs I have heard. Put this along with reports that it was also Stephen who encouraged his dad to release Ratliff and not pay Ware or Hatcher.
LoneStar

You can give Stephen all the credit, but I still think it was Marinneli who sealed the deal.
BevoMav

LoneStar wrote:
You can give Stephen all the credit, but I still think it was Marinneli who sealed the deal.


I think you missed the point. It's not about credit, it's about Jerry taking a step back and letting his son take point on a huge free agent signing.

and..Marinelli may have sealed the deal but Melton is a Dallas guy. He grew up here and still lives here. His first comment was on twitter about being proud to wear the star. Did I mention he is a lifelong Cowboys fan?
Hawk

The biggest BS lie has always been JJ runs everything. Since Barry Switzer all the coach's have said JJ did not interfere the way fans say he does.

Melton played for Marinnelli, if you read what was said, Marrinelli even went and talked with the guys mother. The deal we got with him is really unheard of, and I'm sure Stephen probably worked out the money.

But this is a Marinnelli signing, even though Woy thanked JJ, JG, Stephen and Marrinneli.

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