Cowboys place Henry Menton on injured reserve

The Cowboys have placed defensive tackle Henry Melton on injured reserve ending his season. Melton suffered a bone bruise in his knee in the Cowboys regular season finale against the Redskins.

With Melton on IR the Cowboys have signed linebacker James Anderson to the active roster.

The loss of Melton is huge for the Cowboys who had just 28 sacks on the season.

Melton missed almost all of 2013 with a torn left ACL. Headed towards free agency again the veteran Melton has rehabed his value and will probably prove to be too expensive for the Cowboys to re-sign.