by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/27/14) The Cowboys have yet to confirm it, but it appears as if linebacker Sean Lee's 2014 season is over months before it even begins.
ESPN.com reports Tuesday Lee has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee, an MRI confirmed. If the report is accurate, Lee will need surgery to repair the knee, which would force him to miss the upcoming season.
The typical recovery timeline for ACL surgery is typically 9-to-12 months. Lee suffered the injury during practice Tuesday.
Anthony Spencer re-signs with Cowboys
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/14) Free agent defensive end Anthony Spencerre-signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Saturday, according to his agent Jordan Woy on Twitter. Contract terms were not made public.
Spence is recovering from microfracture surgery on his knee and will not be 100 percent ready for training camp in July. He played only one game last season before having surgery. In 2012, he registered 11 sacks and made the Pro Bowl.
Cowboys deal with Henry Melton for one guaranteed season
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/19/14) The Cowboys' deal with defensive lineman Henry Melton is expected to become official in the coming days, after he agreed to join the team Tuesday following an injury-riddled final season with the Bears.
According to The Dallas Morning News report Tuesday, the deal includes just one guaranteed year worth $5 million for 2014, coming off a season in which he played just three games before suffering a torn ACL. If Melton makes it through the year and is still on the Cowboys' roster by the first say of the league year in 2015, an extension will kick in worth an average of $8 million over three seasons, including $9 million guaranteed in the first year.
Melton had 13 sacks in 2011 and 2012 combined, and likely would have been looking at a much larger deal had he not suffered the injury.
Henry Melton close to signing with Cowboys
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/18/14) The Cowboys have a number of glaring holes on the defensive side of the ball, and they appear close to filling at least on Tuesday. According to ESPN.com, the Cowboys are nearing agreement with free agent defensive lineman Henry Melton on a multi-year deal, the financial terms of which are not yet known.
Melton played in just three games in 2013 due to a torn ACL. He had 13 sacks in his previous two seasons.
Will Herring joins Cowboys
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/13/14) The Cowboys agreed to terms on a contract with free-agent linebacker Will Herring Thursday, though terms of the deal are not yet known. Herring appeared in all 16 of the Saints' games last season, recording 13 tackles and one interception.