Rams trade WR Tavon Austin to Cowboys for 6th-round pick


The Dallas Cowboys had a overflowing wide receiver group prior to drafting Colorado's Michael Gallup in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday night.

The Rams traded Austin to the Cowboys for a sixth-round pick on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He wasn't even promised a spot on the roster this upcoming season.

When the Rams surged to the NFC West title previous year after 10 straight losing seasons, Austin didn't play much of a part.

In 75 career games with the St. Louis-Los Angeles organization, Austin's compiled 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air on 194 total receptions.

He will most likely serve as receiver/slash running back for the Cowboys as they try to get his speed in space out the backfield and on jet sweeps as a change of pace to the power running of Ezekiel Elliott. "Really, as far as establishing him as a deep threat, I think we're just looking for all our receivers to be complete".

Austin, 27, is a short-statured shifty wideout who best operates out of the slot within a spread-type offense-obviously, this caters more to the collegiate world. "Kind of like they had with Lance Dunbar". As it stands now, the Rams hold seven picks in the sixth round. Austin can also make an additional $3 million in bonuses and incentives. He was a first-round pick in 2013 out of West Virginia.

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