Stephen Jones regrets passing on Steelers' T.J. Watt in 2017 draft


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Back in 2017, the Cowboys had an opportunity to draft a linebacker out of Wisconsin, that just so happened to be the brother of a future Hall of Fame pass rusher. Instead, Dallas took Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton with the No. 28 overall pick.

Charlton, as Cowboys fans know, no longer plays for the team, and will go down as one of the worst first-round picks in franchise history.

And the linebacker that went two picks later to the Pittsburgh Steelers was none other than T.J. Watt, the brother of Texans All-Pro J.J. Watt.

At the time, Cowboys fans and the media were stunned when Dallas picked Charlton over the younger Watt brother. Since then, Watt has turned into an All-Pro linebacker for one of the best defenses in the NFL, while Charlton is on his third team in four years.

With Dallas set to face the Steelers this Sunday, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones was asked on the GBag Nation Friday if he ever looks back on that draft and goes, 'dangit?'