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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Former Cowboys DE Taco Charlton claimed by Dolphins

Taco Charlton

The Miami Dolphins are making some significant changes ahead of their Week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, and one of them is adding a former first-round pick to their defensive front.

Taco Charlton, who was waived by the Cowboys on Wednesday after they were unable to trade him, has been claimed by the Dolphins. He will get an immediate shot at revenge when he faces his former teammates on Sunday.

Charlton fell out of favor with the Cowboys after racking up just four sacks in 27 games through his first two NFL seasons. They reportedly thought about cutting the former Michigan star during the offseason and then made him inactive for the first two games of the year. Charlton went on social media earlier in the week to try to accelerate the process of forcing his way out of Dallas, and it appears to have worked.

While the first two years of his NFL career have been a disappointment, Charlton had enough potential to warrant being taken as the No. 28 overall pick in the draft two years ago. Perhaps the Dolphins will be able to get more out of him than the Cowboys could. They can certainly offer him an opportunity to start right away, if nothing else.

The Dolphins also announced on Thursday that Josh Rosen will start Sunday’s game over Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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