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Free Taco: Cowboys cut former first-rounder

Defensive end Taco Charlton, one of the rare first-round draft busts by the Cowboys over the past decade, has been cut by the team after making just 46 total tackles and four sacks in 27 games.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have released defensive end Taco Charlton. If Charlton is claimed by another team, the Cowboys would not owe him any of the guaranteed money in his contract. If he goes unclaimed and signs with a lower salary, the Cowboys would have to make up the difference in the guaranteed money. The team had a roster exemption through 4 p.m. ET with Robert Quinn returning from a suspension. Charlton, the Cowboys' first-round pick in 2017, has been inactive the first two games and is not hurt. Quinn said he is ready to play whatever role needed against the Dolphins.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As a three-touchdown favorite, many people assume the 2-0 Cowboys will steamroll the winless Miami Dolphins on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. The Dolphins have been outscored, 122-10, in two games. They traded one of their best defenders to start the week in Minkah Fitzpatrick. But the Cowboys are saying the right things. “I think our team is young in years but old in experience,” center Travis Frederick said. “I think our team is well ware of what a game can be when you have people on the outside talking about it like that. If you ask around the room there isn't anybody in here that believes this will be an easy game. Everybody understands what a challenge it'll be and we need to go out there and be at our best if we're going to win this game.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Taco Charlton is not on the practice field as the Cowboys begin preparation for Sunday's game against Miami, which could be a sign the former first-round pick is potentially on the way out via a trade or release. Charlton has been inactive the first two games and is not hurt. The Cowboys have a roster exemption ‪through 4 p.m. ET‬ with Robert Quinn returning from a two-game suspension.

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Jason Garrett said safety Xavier Woods could do something in practice today despite a high ankle sprain. The Cowboys are confident a potential absence of Woods, their starting free safety, would not be close to six weeks, but Garrett is not ruling out Woods yet from Sunday's game against Miami. Wide receiver Tavon Austin (concussion) will not practice but he will work off to the side with the athletic trainers for the first time since the season opener. Defensive tackle Antwaun Woods, who has a knee injury, will be limited today if he practices at all, according to Garrett, but defensive end Tyrone Crawford (hip) will not play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys worked out the following players on Tuesday, according to a source: WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR Quincy Adeboyejo, WR DeMarkus Lodge, LB Jawaun Johnson, DT Justin Hamilton, OT Paul Adams, DE Willie Henry, CB Deante Burton, S Josh Jones.

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Free safety Xavier Woods suffered a high ankle injury Sunday at Washington and is availability for this week's game against Miami is in doubt, according to sources. He was hurt on the final series. If Woods can't play, then Darian Thompson could move into the starting lineup with rookie Donovan Wilson being active for the first time this season. Thompson played mostly a special teams' role for the Cowboys last season but had a solid training camp before suffering an ankle injury in a preseason game.

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The Cowboys are 2-0 and have scored 66 points in two games. The Dolphins are 0-2 and been outscored, 102-10, in their first two games. In Sunday's matchup between the two teams, the Cowboys are a 21-point favorite. What will be Jason Garrett's message the players when they arrive for work Wednesday? “We've never talked about lines, good, bad or indifferent,” Garrett said. “The biggest thing we talk about is us and what we need to do. The players, when they watch this tape, they're going to see some good things we can build on, and they're going to see plenty of stuff that we've got to better at. So we'll lock into that, trying to improve each and every day. We have great respect for any team we play, any coaches we go against. They're here for a reason. We have to be our best, prepare the right way and play our best on Sunday.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said defensive linemen Tyrone Crawford (hip) and Antwaun Woods (knee) are “day to day,” after leaving Sunday's win at Washington early because of injury. Crawford has been bothered by hip issues since late last season and missed a day of practice last week for added rest. He could be given the week off, hoping rest helps his issue. The return of Robert Quinn from suspension will help make up for the absence of Crawford, who has missed just six games in the last five years.

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Michael Gallup leads the Cowboys in catches (13) and yards (226) through two games, but he is set for surgery on his left knee Tuesday and could miss up to a month. Jason Garrett expressed confidence in the receivers ready to replace Gallup, like Devin Smith, who had a 51-yard touchdown against Washington. “(We) feel good about the guys we have. Devin obviously will play more. Cedrick (Wilson) will have an opportunity. We're still waiting on Tavon (Austin), so hopefully Tavon is back and those guys can just step into those roles. I think we feel good about how those two guys performed yesterday. They got a chance to go in there and play and they stepped up and you just have to keep kind of giving them shots and hopefully they're confidence will build as they go.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett did not have much to add about Taco Charlton's Twitter posts Monday. "I don't really spend much time on social media," the coach said. But what is the third-year defensive end's current role on the team? "Yeah, he's just competing for a spot to get a jersey each week, like a lot of guys on our team. What we're doing to try to do is play the best guys and the guys who give us the best chance to win," Garrett said. "And they have to earn those opportunities in practice each week."

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Cowboys WR Gallup set for knee surgery Tuesday

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday that could force him to miss two to four weeks.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Michael Gallup is looking at having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that could force him to miss 2-4 weeks, according to multiple sources. He is seeking a second opinion before a determination is made on the surgery but it could happen as soon as Tuesday. Gallup, who leads the Cowboys in catches, suffered the injury in the fourth quarter Sunday. While there was optimism after the game, further testing on Monday revealed a cartilage issue.

Kellerman on Wentz: 'We've seen him do things Dak can't do' (1:39)

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Nose tackle Antwaun Woods has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will undergo more testing on Monday to determine the severity. He did not return after getting hurt in the first half with Christian Covington taking over nose tackle. Second-round pick Trysten Hill should be active if Woods has to miss a portion of time. Hill has yet to play this season.

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A week ago, Jerry Jones said a deal for Dak Prescott was “imminent,” but a few days later acknowledged just because he thinks it is imminent doesn't mean the quarterback thinks it is imminent. After Sunday's win against Washington, Jones continued to display his belief a deal will get done. “I have no hesitation about it. I'm very comfortable. He's very comfortable,” Jones said. “The way it is, he's very comfortable. Those are things we re-emphasize a timeframe in anything that requires two people … and I'm not trying to be talking riddles here. Certainly from the standpoint of where we've been from talking about, his business, talking about the Cowboys' business, we have a lot of water under the bridge.”

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Team Stats

Passing Yards333.03rd
Rushing Yards151.06th
Points For33.05th
Points Against19.0