Cowboys To Cut Taco Charlton?

One way or another, Taco Charlton won’t be with the Cowboys much longer. The Cowboys continue to seek a trade for the former first-round pass-rusher, but if they can’t find a suitable deal, they’ll release him, Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater of (on Twitter) hear. 

With Robert Quinn set to return from his two-game ban, there’s little room for Charlton, who has not lived up to expectations so far. The 2017 first-round pick has lacked explosiveness at the pro level and a string of injuries prevented him from taking a step forward this offseason. This year alone, Charlton has already undergone two surgeries.

Given his potential, it seems likely that Charlton will hook on elsewhere if the Cowboys cut him. The 24-year-old (25 in November) will look to improve upon an iffy 2017 season in which he struggled, despite three sacks as a part timer.

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    • turkmurpson

      He has to clear waivers first. If a time like the Pats or Rams (who are last on the waiver order) wanted to acquire him, they could offer a low round pick (say 5th-7th rounder) to keep other teams from getting a chance to claim him.

      • whuron

        Definitely an option. At this point, even a conditional 7th round pick is worth more than simply cutting him. A team could be willing to offer that considering it possibly won’t even convey. If it does, it’s because Taco performs at least decently.

    • dray16

      they’re 13th in priority, until after week 3 I believe priority still goes off of last year’s standings or the draft order. after week 3 it starts to go off of 2019 standings

  1. earmbrister

    The Cowboys only dud first round draft choice in the last six years. The other five are Pro Bowlers.

  2. Tazza

    Send him to Miami with a 5th round pick for Reshad Jones. Cowboys could do with a 2 time former pro bowl free safety. Miami could do with a former first round player and another pick.

    • of9376

      No way Dallas would take on his contract. He’s 31 with a cap hit of 17 Million this year, 15M next year and 14M in 2021.

  3. Would love to see the Giants give him a shot. They are an absolute mess on defense right now.

  4. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    Personally, I’d prefer to sign Burrito Jones or Chalupa Smith, but hey.

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