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Taco Charlton has a lot he wants to ‘prove’ with Dolphins

Taco Charlton

Taco Charlton seems like one of the only people who’s happy about being with the Miami Dolphins.

Charlton was using Twitter last week to try and force his way off the Dallas Cowboys, who made him a first-round pick in 2017. He got his way and was waived. The Dolphins then picked him up and coincidentally played him in their Week 3 game against his former team. He even got a sack.

On Tuesday, Charlton had a chance to reflect on his change of venue and said thank you to Dallas.

Charlton also spoke about what he wanted to prove in Miami.

The 24-year-old has a lot of motivation to show he’s not a bust, which is how things were looking at the start of his career. He has a lot of work to do to change that perception. Racking up a sack already for Miami — just the fifth of his NFL career — is a great start.

Jerry Jones throws Taco Charlton under the bus after waiving him

Taco Charlton

The Dallas Cowboys selected defensive lineman Taco Charlton in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but it’s fair to say they were quite disillusioned with him by the time they placed him on waivers this week.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did not mince words in explaining why the team opted to move on from Charlton after just over two seasons. Jones accused Charlton of wilting, and said he struggled to mentally recover after bad practices.

Ouch. Jones is known to be a straight shooter, but that’s a very harsh assessment of a former first-round selection.

The stats bear out that Charlton just didn’t contribute enough. After picking up three sacks in his rookie year, Charlton’s tally fell to one in 2018 despite seven starts. The production just wasn’t there, and the decision to move on is understandable. He’s since moved to Miami, where expectations are going to be a lot lower for both Charlton and the team.

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.

Taco Charlton waived by Cowboys after they are unable to trade him

Taco Charlton

Taco Charlton had been campaigning to force his way out of Dallas and finally got his wish.

The Cowboys on Wednesday waived Charlton, who went on social media to complain Monday and try to force his way out.

The 2017 first-round pick was a healthy scratch the first two weeks of the season and had very little role on the Cowboys. He had just four sacks in 27 games over his first two seasons.

Dallas was looking to trade Charlton before giving up on him, but with Robert Quinn returning to practice, the team decided to cut Charlton loose.

Report: Cowboys will cut Taco Charlton if they can’t trade him

The Dallas Cowboys have been looking to trade Taco Charlton in the wake of the defensive lineman being inactive through the first two weeks of the season, but they have yet to find a suitor. Whether they do or not, Charlton’s time with the team appears to be coming to an end.

The Cowboys plan to waive Charlton if they are unable to trade him, Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater of NFL Media report.

Charlton is clearly not in the Cowboys’ plans, and opposing teams know that. The only motivation an interested team would have to make a trade is to prevent Charlton from hitting waivers, but even that seems unlikely.

Charlton was a first-round pick out of Michigan back in 2017, but he had just four sacks in 27 games over his first two seasons. There was talk during the offseason that he wanted to be traded, and he confirmed this week that he wants out of Dallas. The divorce is inevitable.

Taco Charlton seemingly tells Cowboys to trade or release him

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly been exploring the possibility of trading Taco Charlton, and the desire for a split is one that seems to be shared by the defensive end.

Charlton was a healthy scratch once again for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins, and executive vice president Stephen Jones indicated on Monday that Charlton’s inability to play in multiple spots is why the Cowboys have not activated him yet this season. In response to that revelation, Charlton sent a not-so-subtle tweet telling the Cowboys to “free me.”

Charlton then followed up by confirming he is trying to force his way out of Dallas, noting that having to do so on Twitter is not something he wanted to resort to.

Reports have indicated that Charlton told the Cowboys during the offseason that he wanted to be traded. The team considered cutting him at one point, but they have since been shopping him in trade talks. However, finding a team that is willing to give up something of value may be difficult, as it seems obvious Charlton is no longer in the Cowboys’ plans and they will likely part ways with him regardless.

Charlton was a first-round pick out of Michigan back in 2017, but he had just four sacks in 27 games over his first two seasons. The Cowboys have been mentioned as a possible suitor for one of the last good players remaining in Dolphins, though it seems unlikely that the Dolphins would want anything other than draft picks while they’re in full tank mode. Either way, Charlton’s days in Dallas are clearly numbered.

Report: Cowboys looking to trade former first-round pick Taco Charlton

Taco Charlton appears to have fallen out of favor with the Dallas Cowboys, so it is no surprise that they are open to trading the defensive end.

The Cowboys have had recent discussions about trading Charlton, Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater of NFL Network report. Those talks have the potential to heat up in the coming days.

Charlton was the Cowboys’ first-round pick back in 2017, but he does not appear to be in the team’s plans. He was a healthy scratch in Week 1 against the New York Giants and is not expected to be active to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The former Michigan star had just four sacks in 27 games over his first two seasons.

The Cowboys have been mentioned as a possible suitor for one of the last good players remaining in Miami, but it seems unlikely that the tanking Dolphins would be interested in anything other than draft picks. Charlton’s trade value is also fairly low considering teams know Dallas doesn’t want him, so they could just wait to see if the Cowboys cut him.