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Dallas Cowboys welcome Henry Melton, Brandon Weeden for visits

Dallas Cowboys meeting with Melton, Weeden
Dallas Cowboys meeting with Melton, Weeden
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The Dallas Cowboys have visits scheduled with two free agents on Monday, one that could offer a lot of help and the other that remains an interesting prospect. According to the Cowboys' official website on March 16, both Henry Melton and Brandon Weeden will visit Cowboys' officials today.

Henry Melton is the biggest target of the two.

Since Dallas lost DeMarcus Ware to the Denver Broncos and Jason Hatcher to the Washington Redskins, they are in desperate need for help on the defensive line. Anthony Spencer is likely on his way out too, so there is a complete lack of veteran quality on that defensive line.

Melton played in Chicago where he was an All-Pro under Rod Marinelli, who now serves as the Dallas defensive coordinator. Scouting reports of Melton indicate that he is an explosive playmaker who can only be used to his full potential in the Tampa 2 defense, which is what Marinelli coaches. That might make Dallas the perfect fit for Melton.

The only problem is that he missed most of last season with a torn ACL and is coming back from the injury.

Brandon Weeden is an interesting prospect as well, since Dallas has Tony Romo entrenched as the starter and Kyle Orton has been much more successful in his NFL career than Weeden, a Cleveland Browns' first round bust. However, last year when Romo was injured, Dallas scrambled to find a backup for Orton.

There is a chance that the Dallas Cowboys carry three quarterbacks in 2014, just in case, and there is also the chance they want protection in case Orton decides to retire.