By Trey Wilson
In last year’s draft, the Cowboys acquired much needed offensive help with the draft picks of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott. But in this year’s draft, the Cowboys were aiming for some defensive help.
The Cowboys acquired Taco Charlton, a defensive end from Michigan, in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Taco Charlton is from Pickerington, Ohio and graduated from Pickerington High School Central. Two other players in this year’s draft were from Pickerington as well. Those players are Pat Elflein from Ohio State, who is headed to the Vikings, and Jake Butt, also from Michigan, who is headed to the Broncos.
Tacos are just what the Dallas Cowboys need for their team. Some additional defensive help could have prevented the game-winning drive from the Packers in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs last year. After the Cowboys had tied the game up in the fourth quarter, the Packers drove all the way down the field and kicked a 56-yard field goal to beat the Cowboys. With Taco Charlton now on the roster, he’ll provide some help for the Cowboy defense, especially the pass rush.
Taco was first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2016. He had 9.5 sacks and had 13 tackles for loss. His junior year, he had 30 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks. In 2014, he had 19 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. He had definitely improved every year since his freshman year and I’m sure these numbers will increase drastically as he gets playing time in Dallas.
So Dallas, anyone want some Tacos? Because you’re getting some this upcoming season.
The writers here at Cowboys News plan to bring you entertainment, news, and more - all relating to the Dallas Cowboys.