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Taco update: Former first-round pick’s time with Dallas Cowboys is up

Update: Taco Charlton has been released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Charlton’s days — perhaps hours — with Cowboys appeared to be coming to an end.

Reports of Charlton’s absence from Wednesday morning practice started popping up before noon.

All indications point to the Cowboys releasing the former first-round pick to make room for Robert Quinn, who missed the first two games while serving a suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

The Cowboys’ patience with Charlton may have hit a breaking point when he voiced his displeasure on Twitter Monday night after being inactive for the first two games this season.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.