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The Cowboys have the money to grab one, maybe two guys on the level of Melton, Spencer and Hatcher.
Dallas is clearly counting its quarters more heavily than usual this offseason. Don't think that doesn't mean Jerry Jones doesn't have the urge to bring one notable player to his team this free agency, though.
Melton would be the Cowboys' perfect replacement for Hatcher. He is younger, plays defensive tackle and is familiar with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. The two players, as well as Spencer, also have the same agent, Jordan Woy.
Woy told Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas back on Feb. 26 that Melton does have interest in joining the Cowboys, as he's from Dallas. To Jones' likely dismay, however, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Melton is off to meet with Minnesota Vikings March 13:
Dallas needs one big-name signing this free agency, and it needs to be on the defensive line. The money the team has saved by cutting some past greats puts it in position to land Melton, Spencer, Hatcher or even two of the three.
If the Brandon Carr, Drew Bledsoe and Terrell Owens signings over the years prove anything, it's that Jones knows how to sell his team to free agents. The owner definitely wants to land at least one of those three players with his new-found money.
It would be hard to believe if he couldn't find a way to land one of these guys this offseason.