The first loss Jim Harbaugh experienced as an NFL Head Coach happened on September 18th, 2011 at the old Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The winning team that day? Only the Dallas Cowboys led by a particular legendary quarterback named Tony Romo who’d suffered a punctured lung that day.
It’s been almost six years since that day – holy smokes – and now Jim Harbaugh roams the collegiate sidelines once again, nowadays in Ann Arbor as the Head Coach at the University of Michigan. The Wolverines have undergone a serious transformation under The One That Wears The Khakis, and two of his latest proteges have now moved on and will join the team he took his first NFL loss against.
That’s right. Defensive End Taco Charlton (1st Round, 28th Overall) and Cornerback Jourdan Lewis (3rd Round, 92nd Overall) are trading in – in my opinion – the greatest helmet college football has to offer for the one NFL players covet most – The Star. They are two of the latest examples of the Cowboys coveting players from the Power Five Conferences as they both not only hail from the Big Ten, but were teammates at Michigan.
NBC 5’s Pat Doney talks with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh about the Cowboys drafting Wolverine standouts Taco Charlton and Jourdan Lewis during an event in Dallas.
During a recent event in Dallas, NBC 5’s Pat Doney caught up with Jim Harbaugh to discuss the two new Wolverines Cowboys Nation will be rooting hard for. Coach Harbaugh gave a lot of great insight and reflection that gives reason to be excited.
“Taco Charlton, Jourdan Lewis… two great young men because they truly want to be good. They’re serious about being good and they’ve been put to the test. They’ve had to do the hard stuff.” -Jim Harbaugh
Of course we all know that Taco Charlton and Jourdan Lewis will go from Jim Harbaugh to Jason Garrett in terms of who’s calling the shots, and the former thinks that the latter is going to really enjoy his new toys.
“I think Coach Garrett will be really happy with the way they practice. They’re gonna show up. They’re gonna be on time. They’re gonna work hard. They’re gonna do the kind of stuff they say they’re gonna do. And it’s important to them to be good.” -Jim Harbaugh
Playing for Jim Harbaugh is hardly a walk in the park. Both Taco Charlton and Jourdan Lewis are coming to the Cowboys with a firm idea of what it’s like to be coached by an NFL-caliber top dog. Let’s get to work, fellas!