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    Where In The World Is DE Taco Charlton?

    Over pretty much the last decade, the have been rock solid with their picks. With selections of , , , , , and (just to name a handful), Dallas has rebuilt the core of their roster through the .

    It's nearly impossible to bat .1000 in any round of the draft, however, and this appears to be the current case with the Cowboys' 2017 first round pick.

    Defensive end Taco Charlton has not had the sophomore season that he, or anyone, had hoped for. A healthy scratch last Sunday, Charlton has only been active for 1 of the Cowboys' last 5 games, and has not recorded a sack or since week 9.

    Prior to disappearing with injuries and “attitude issues,” Charlton had only recorded 1 sack on the season and was beginning to fall behind his Hot Boy-brethren. Defensive end has reached his form over the last few weeks, is having arguably a career year, and is one of the best ends in all of football.

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    This doesn't leave much room for Charlton, who's now having issues even getting on the gameday roster. Rod Marinelli dodged questions about Taco Charlton earlier this week, vaguely saying they are “moving forward” and that he'd like to talk about other players on his who are performing.

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    Charlton has not been quiet about his displeasure as of late, either. He's taken to to voice his frustrations, saying that not only is his shoulder fine but that the Dallas media is making up stories about his absence. He's also posted some cryptic tweets such as this one, with a picture of Allen Iverson and a caption reading “Every players needs that one coach to believe in them.”

    Maybe Taco is right. Maybe he just needs increased opportunity and a support system/coach that believes in him whole-heartedly. After all, Charlton has faced nothing but doubters and detractors since the second he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

    But in the NFL, the ultimate “what have you done for me lately” sport, it's hard to imagine he'll get that unwavering support anywhere in the league. He's going to have to “earn” his playing time, as spoke to earlier in the week. But with the plethora of talent the Cowboys are already putting out there on the defensive line, it's becoming difficult to see exactly where Taco Charlton can fit in on this .

    It's possible, and fine, if it is simply not a fit between Charlton and the Cowboys at this point. But I'd also be wary of giving up on your first round pick in just his second NFL season. Another with the team, working on his craft and getting fully healthy, should do Charlton wonders, and hopefully allow us to get a better read on his future with the Cowboys going forward.

    Until then, we are all left to scratch out heads and wonder what in the world is going on with the Cowboys and Taco Charlton, and if the former first round pick will have a future in Dallas at all.

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    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Bradyhttps://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com
    Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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    Travis Diggs

    Taco needs to the face it that he’s looking like borderline Bust. Marinelli and Richard are putting the best combination of players on the field and he’s not one of them . That old discussion comes back from two years ago, Taco or TJ Watt?? The team usually drafts well, cant hit on em all i guess. Might be trade bait in the off season to make up for that first rounder we dont got. We might get a third or fourth for him