The Minnesota Vikings had expressed an interest in Melton, meeting with him before he departed for meetings with the Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks. He was a dominant pass-rushing force for the Bears in 2012, but tore an ACL early in the 2013 season and spent most of the year on injured reserve.
Melton's deal with the Cowboys is a one-year deal, so everyone can start making plans for Meltonwatch 2015.
With Melton now off the market, you have to wonder whether or not the Vikings will turn more of their attention back to Kevin Williams, who has expressed an interest in coming back. We still haven't been able to get a handle on whether Williams would accept a role as more of a rotational player, which you'd think he'd have to do in order to come back to Minnesota. Williams would be a nice piece to have behind Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph, as he and Fred Evans could contibute greatly in that capacity in a limited role.