The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly looking to trade a former top pick in the NFL Draft one week into the 2019 regular season.
The Cowboys took Taco Charlton with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, hoping the former Michigan star would bolster their defensive line. So far, though, that hasn’t happened.
Charlton didn’t play in the Week 1 win over the New York Giants.
Now, it’s being reported that the Cowboys are looking to trade him, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
“While nothing is imminent, it could heat up this week. Charlton will be inactive today,” he reports.
One situation to watch over the next few days: The #Cowboys have had recent trade talks surrounding first-round pass-rusher Taco Charlton, sources tell me and @SlaterNFL. While nothing is imminent, it could heat up this week. Charlton will be inactive today.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2019
Jane Slater adds that Charlton, 24, would prefer to be traded. Both sides are reportedly interested in a fresh start.
“Sources tell me Taco Charlton made it clear in the offseason he wanted a trade. I’m told he was part of discussions ahead of preseason cuts but nothing came of it,” she reports.
One more layer here…Sources tell me Taco Charlton made it clear in the offseason he wanted a trade. I’m told he was part of discussions ahead of preseason cuts but nothing came of it. What is clear is both sides want a fresh start. #Cowboys https://t.co/B2LMMididB
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 15, 2019
The Cowboys (1-0) are set to play the Redskins in Washington today.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T. on FOX.