Charlton finished the regular season with 27 tackles, including only one sack, in 11 games.
While the second-year defensive end got a chance to start to begin the season, he quickly slipped into a rotational role, and Charlton's second half was sunk by a Week 9 shoulder injury that limited him to only four total snaps over the next six games. Heading into his third NFL campaign, the 28th overall pick in the 2017 draft has yet to establish himself, but improved health could allow him to make some kind of impact in the Cowboys' pass rush behind DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory.
Charlton has missed three straight games due to a lingering shoulder issue and finally appears to be nearing a full recovery. The 2017 first-round pick's return would be a notable boost to Dallas' defensive front, especially with Maliek Collins (knee) nursing an injury. If he's able to suit up Week 13, Charlton will work to contain a formidable Saints offense during Thursday Night Football.
Charlton was limited in practice throughout the week, and he was unable to get healthy enough to suit up Thanksgiving Day. The 2017 first-round pick will miss his third consecutive game, allowing Randy Gregory to slot into the starting lineup.
Charlton (shoulder) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Redskins, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Charlton has been a limited participant in practice all week, and could be a game-time decision for Thursday's divisional matchup against the Redskins. If the second-year pro is unable to take the field Week 12, expect Randy Gregory to slot into the starting lineup.
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