Taco Charlton, the former 1st round pick in the 2017 draft (28th overall), has been released by the Cowboys. The writing has been on the wall for some time, reports surfacing as early as July that the Cowboys were trying to trade him. Things came to a head this week though when Taco made his thoughts on the situation very well known via how all people express their opinions in 2019, twitter:
The Cowboys gave trade talks one last push on Tuesday but nothing was offered. So, wished granted, Taco. You are no longer part of America’s Team.
Obviously, it’s brutal to have to release a 1st round pick after just two years, but the University of Michigan product was clearly not living up to his hype. He played sparingly during his rookie season, logging limited snaps and finishing with 19 tackles and three sacks. He digressed even more in 2018, earning just three starts and was a healthy scratch in the second half of the season.
The stats and playing time speaks for itself. Taco can make all the excuses he wants about unfair treatment and coaching but the fact no team was willing to trade for him is a huge red flag. In his short time playing for the Cowboys, the only memorable thing Taco brought to the table was his incredible Taco Stand Celebration:
I will miss that.
Taco, if you are reading this, here is my advice for you: