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Broncos' Ware to sit out return to Dallas; Melton set for Cowboys debut in preseason finale

DeMarcus Ware won't play in his first visit to Dallas almost six months after the Cowboys released their franchise sack leader and he signed with Denver.

Henry Melton, one of several defensive linemen trying to fill Ware's void, should make his Dallas debut in the preseason finale against the Broncos on Thursday night.

The 32-year-old Ware says it will be different "on the other side of the bar."

And it will only be a social visit because most starters for both teams, including Peyton Manning and Tony Romo, won't play.

Ware spent nine seasons with the Cowboys.

Melton, a defensive tackle, joined Dallas as a free agent from Chicago. He hasn't played since tearing a knee ligament in Week 3 last year.

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