The Houston Texans were reportedly in talks with the Dallas Cowboys to acquire defensive end, Taco Charlton.
According to Dallas Cowboys’ writer Bryan Broaddus, the Houston Texans were interested in trading for Cowboys’ pass rusher, Taco Charlton. He was selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 28th overall pick to bolster the Cowboys defense.
Charlton played his collegiate football at Michigan where he became one of the better defenders in the nation and one of the top players at his position entering the draft. He finished his time in Ann Arbor with 91 total tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, and one forced fumble.
The Cowboys were unable to get the best production from Charlton at the next level as he finished with 46 tackles, 11 quarterback hits, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in his first two seasons in the league.
Charlton started in seven of the 27 games he played and his future in Dallas was in question throughout the preseason as he was reportedly shopped around the league by the Cowboys’ front office. He was finally released on Tuesday and is expected to garner attention from NFL teams through the waiver wire.
The Texans could be one of the teams interested in bringing him to their 53 man roster to bolster their depth at edge rusher after they attempted and failed to acquire him before the start of the season.
Texans could use Charlton in their rotation after trading one of their talented edge rushers in Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a 2020 third-round draft selection, Jacob Martin, and Barkevious Mingo.