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3 Likely Trade Destinations for Cowboys DE Taco Charlton

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Defensive end Taco Charlton #97 of the Dallas Cowboys walks onto the field ahead of the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The Cowboys are actively shopping defensive end Taco Charlton, and while there haven't been reports of significant traction behind negotiations, Charlton will sit out against the Redskins for Week 2.

Who are some possible suitors looking to make an offer for the former first-round pick from the 2017 NFL draft?

1. Miami Dolphins

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 08: Josh Rosen #3 of the Miami Dolphins attempts a pass during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
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Given Miami's interest in Jadeveon Clowney before he was traded to the Seahawks, the Dolphins could call an audible and look at Charlton to fill that DE void. Sure, Charlton doesn't have the resume or sheer ability that Clowney does, but with a team mutiny underway, Miami could, and should, prioritize talented building pieces over proven stars at this point.

2. Houston Texans

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 24:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans celebrates a tackle with Brennan Scarlett #57during a NFL preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Should the former Michigan Wolverine find his way to Houston, he'd be able to back up JJ Watt, or find himself on the third string behind 2019 fifth-round selection Charles Omenihu as a worst case scenario. Charlton upped his total amount of tackles from 19 to 27 last season, and if the Texans like what they've seen from the two-year man so far, they could bring him aboard for a fair price (we think).

3. Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to pass during the NFL game against the Detroit Lions at State Farm Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Lions and Cardinals tied 27-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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With backup DE Jonathan Bullard listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury, the Cardinals may need some help if they're uncomfortable with throwing rookie Michael Dogbe out there. A topsy-turvy game against the Lions ended in a tie, but Kyler Murray showed he's more than capable of shining bright. At 24 years old, Charlton fits the age range to operate during Murray's developing and prime years.