Rams ship Tavon Austin to Cowboys for 6th-round pick

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"The Cowboys traded for a RB, not a WR".

This was after the Cowboys tried to sign Sammy Watkins early in free agency, well before they made the final decision to move on from Bryant.

Five-year veteran Tavon Austin will be packing his bags and heading east to Dallas as he officially traded by the Rams to those Boys, via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. This specific compensation is probably a bitter pill to swallow for a franchise who selected the traded off part as a first rounder back in 2013 out of West Virginia.

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Dallas, on the other hand, was in need of some help at the wide receiver position. He tallied just 47 receiving yards on 13 receptions, while also providing 270 yards and a touchdown through the ground on a career high 59 carries.

Austin has had 194 catches for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career. Austin may not have shown star ability, but there is no denying that his speed and quickness will give Jason Garrett some options. Standing in at 5-foot-8, Austin is more of a deep threat or slot wide receiver. Austin may not be the star that many thought he'd be when he entered the National Football League back in 2013, but he does have the opportunity to become a major playmaker for the Cowboys in 2018. Austin will likely be out until at least training camp after arthroscopic wrist surgery, so we'll have to wait to see the plan in action.

Still just 27 years old, Austin should be motivated to prove his struggles in Los Angeles were the product of his environment and not his skill set.

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