FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys could see Taco Charlton very soon. Sunday, in fact.
Their Week 3 opponent, the Miami Dolphins, claimed Charlton off waivers Thursday, according to NFL.com and multiple reports.
The Cowboys released Charlton Wednesday to make room for defensive end Robert Quinn on the 53-man roster. Quinn, coincidentally, was traded from Miami to the Cowboys in late March for a 2020 sixth-round draft pick.
It remains to be seen if Charlton will be active for Miami Sunday at AT&T Stadium. But the move certainly adds another layer to a matchup of interconference teams. It also means the Dolphins will assume the guaranteed money left on Charlton's rookie contract.
The Cowboys' 2017 first-round pick, Charlton appeared in 27 games as a part-time starter at defensive end and totaled 46 tackles and 4 sacks.
"Unfortunately it didn't work out with Taco," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said before Thursday's practice. "We drafted him in the first round for a reason. Unfortunately it didn't work out and we made the decision yesterday to give a new opportunity. And we'll move on as a team and get focused on the Dolphins."