3. Drafting Taco Charlton in the first round
In case you haven’t noticed, pass rush has been the Cowboys’ Kryptonite for the last few seasons. In an attempt to fix the problem, Dallas selected Taco Charlton in the first round of the draft.
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The selection was met with mixed reactions. Some fans were just happy Dallas took a defensive end in the first round, while others didn’t like the move because they felt better players were available at other positions.
Dallas had major needs at defensive end and the secondary. This year’s draft was loaded with corners and safeties, but had a a noticeable drop off in pass rushers after the first round.
If the Cowboys had passed on a defensive end with their first pick, they wouldn’t have had another chance to properly address the position.
Overall, taking Charlton in the first, then addressing the secondary later was the best decision Dallas could’ve made. They got an impact player who can contribute right away at a position of major need.