Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

At 6-foot-6 and 277 pounds, Charlton has the size, length and speed to be an impact rusher off the edge.

Charlton becomes the first MI defensive end taken in the first round of the draft since Brandon Graham went to the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. 13 pick in the 2010 selection process.

It's the third time in four years that the Cowboys have taken a defensive end in the first two rounds, and both previous picks have fallen short of expectations.

"Yes, because I think that if he were, they would be real competition for us this year", Jerry Jones said during the Cowboys' annual conference call ahead of this week's NFL Draft.

Awuzie and Witherspoon became the first CU players drafted since receiver Paul Richardson was a second-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2014.

Heading into the draft, most expected the Cowboys to go either defensive end or cornerback. In each of his last two seasons, Charlton played in 11 contests and racked up 15.5 sacks - 10 of those quarterback traps in 2016.


Head coach Jason Garrett says Charlton's experience in head coach Jim Harbaugh's program at MI will help in his transition to the pro ranks. "I am going to embrace the underdog role, and no matter where they line me up, I'm going to outperform the next guy".

SAM Irwin-Hill's National Football League dream is alive again after the punter was this week signed by the Dallas Cowboys. "He's an intense coach and he definitely brought that atmosphere and definitely prepared us for what we're going to get at the next level".

If Taco Charlton wants to take advantage of his unique name, he landed in the right spot.

The Dallas Cowboys went into training camp last season thinking in mind that the order would be Romo as the starter, backup Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott. Here are five defensive backs the Cowboys could draft Friday night. While that's not always a "sexy" draft approach, it's one that makes your skill players look a lot sexier by keeping them healthy and well-blocked for.

But the Charlton pick was definitely in keeping with that big school philosophy.

"Dallas is right there to get to that championship, Super Bowl level", Charlton said. "But then they started hitting the pressure guys".


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