Cowboys' Henry Melton sidelined until training camp

The Dallas Cowboys' defensive line will be shorthanded at their organized team activity, and throughout the spring.

That's because defensive tackle Henry Melton isn't expected to practice until training camp as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season with the Chicago Bears.

Plus, defensive end Anthony Spencer is on the mend from microfracture surgery.

Melton and Spencer could both be sidelined for quite a while, but the outlook for Melton appears more encouraging.

Spencer might start the season on the physically unable to perform list.

Plus, new defensive tackle Amobi Okoye isn't ready to go after being out all of last season with an undisclosed medical issue.

So, the younger players will get a long look while the veterans are out.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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