Cowboys news: Taco Charlton will have to 'earn opportunity' to play, according to Jason Garrett
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Cowboys’ Taco Charlton will have to ‘earn opportunity’ to play, according to Jason Garrett

Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Taco Charlton will have to earn his playing time after suffering an injury according to coach Jason Garrett. Charleston had missed three games in a row because of a shoulder injury but was a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game.

After being scratched, Charlton had a couple of interesting tweets. He tweeted out a picture with Allen Iverson saying he just needed a coach to believe in him.

He also replied to a tweet saying he wasn’t 100 percent healthy, “not true!” It isn’t known if these tweets are exactly shots at the Cowboys but it sure seems it could be with everything that has happened the last week. Garrett said during his media session that Charlton needs to improve his play in practice if he wants to see the field.

“He had been dealing with that shoulder for a few weeks and didn’t play many snaps last week,” Garrett said via Clarence Hill Jr. of The Star Telegram. “We want to make it competitive. We want to make sure guys earn their opportunity. Some of the other guys have done a good job in his absence. We’ll see how he practices this week and if he gets an opportunity to play in the game.”

Team vice president Stephen Jones echoed the same thoughts as Garrett.

“All players deal with injuries in any given season and he’s just got to work to get better,” Jones said. “I think he’s been slow getting back and slow getting into the mix. Hopefully, this will be an eye-opener for him and he’ll respond well to it.”

The Cowboys will take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and it will be a story to watch if he is active.