Former Cowboys Draft Bust Already Dominating the UFL

Former Cowboys first-round pick Taco Charlton is coming off a ridiculous performance in his second UFL game.
Birmingham Stallions v Michigan Panthers
Birmingham Stallions v Michigan Panthers / Rey Del Rio/UFL/GettyImages

Spring football is underway for another year as former NFL players are looking to return to the NFL or make a name for themselves in the UFL. The UFL is a brand-new league, featuring the eight best teams from the XFL and USFL.

The UFL features the best talent in spring football, including many first-time players with NFL experience like Taco Charlton. Most football fans remember Charlton from his days at the University of Michigan and being drafted in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys.

The former Michigan Wolverine didn’t make a huge impact with the Cowboys as he only lasted two years in Dallas and spent the last four seasons bouncing around the NFL. 

However, we might see Charlton pop up on NFL teams' radars after his Week 2 performance in UFL against the Michigan Panthers.

Charlton, who signed with the Birmingham Stallions before the UFL regular season began, couldn’t be stopped by Michigan’s offensive line. The former Cowboys draft pick had three sacks, three tackles for loss, and two total tackles. 

Charlton made the game-saving/game-winning play on Sunday as he recorded his third sack on fourth down with 20 seconds remaining in the final quarter. Michigan’s offensive lineman forgot to pick up Charlton who had a free run at Panthers quarterback E.J. Perry.

For someone like Charlton, who is trying to get back to and stay in the NFL, he’s making a good first impression in the UFL. The former Cowboys first-round pick will try to carry that momentum into Week 3 against the Memphis Showboats.

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