Taco Charlton still looking for first sack

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The Cowboys drafted Taco Charlton in the first round to help their pass rush. He hasn’t done that so far.

The rookie defensive end has three tackles, including a tackle for loss, and one quarterback pressure in 101 snaps.

“I’m not satisfied, definitely not,” Charlton said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Right now, the biggest thing is working in the role I’m given. I’m used to playing 60, 70 plays last year, so getting in a rhythm faster is probably the biggest thing, biggest factor for me.”

The Cowboys use a rotation in their defensive line, so Charlton shares snaps. No matter, he knows he has to get better, and the Cowboys know he has to get better.

Charlton said he’s “not the most patient guy,” but the Cowboys are being patient with him.

“The production has got to get better, the overall production,” defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. “He’s getting good looks, enough looks. Now it is time. As the season goes, the production has to come at that position. But he is working hard at it at practice, and it’s just a matter of time.”

10 responses to “Taco Charlton still looking for first sack

  1. Guys too slow, offensive linemen stand him up with very little effort…no strength. I hate to say it, but I think he’s a bust.

  2. He’ll probably wait until his contact year and have a career year, much like DeMarcus Lawrence, who currently leads the NFL with 7.5 sacks through 4 games. Recall, prior to ’17, he amassed 9 sacks in 32 games.

  3. Taco will be fine. Production is a combination of opportunity and effort, and most oftentimes, rookies have limited opportunities so they should be judged more on their effort. Taco is at the office everyday, giving effort and getting better, not much more you can ask for from a rookie. This generation of football viewers is truly one of the most ignorant, and I blame the mopes that get their sports options from media personalities (really caracitures), rather than directly from the coaches, players and scouts that offer 150 interviews a week through team and local media.

  4. Taco Charlton, Charles Harris (Dolphins 1st rounder) and Myles Garrett (Browns-injured) have all done nothing! I think they will develop, but in College a few moves and speed works well. In the Pros even backup veteran lineman know the counter moves and everyone is faster. Give it time.

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