Melton said that he could not say exactly what happened in the negotiations between him and the Cowboys, but was appreciative that Marinelli has a strong interest in the person as well as the player.
"I can't even tell you what his recruiting techniques were," Melton told the club's official website. "But it worked.
"He's a great guy. That's why I'm excited to play for him, because he genuinely cares about you as a person, not just what you can do for him on the field. Of course he cares about that, but he actually does care about you off the field, and you have a genuinely good sense about that about him."
Melton previously worked with Marinelli when they were both with the Chicago Bears.