Published: Mon, April 30, 2018
Medicine | By Ray Hunter

Rams Trade Tavon Austin to the Cowboys

Rams Trade Tavon Austin to the Cowboys

Los Angeles gets something in return for someone they would have let go otherwise, and the Cowboys get wide receiver help after the departure of Dez Bryant. The Cowboys told their new rookie to make some room on Saturday, trading a 2018 sixth round pick (192nd) for former Los Angeles Rams speedster Tavon Austin.

Before the 2016 season, Los Angeles chose to make the questionable decision to reward Austin with a four-year, $42 million extension with the hope that he was finally coming around as a unsafe No. 1 threat on offense.

Austin was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 National Football League draft.

The compensation heading to Los Angeles is only a sixth-round selection, No. 192 overall. Austin made a bigger impact in the running game, with 59 carries for 270 yards and a touchdown. 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.

Austin has had 194 catches for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career. Dallas figures to be an advantageous situation of him, as nothing is set in stone with the receiving depth chart at this point.

On Friday, Jerry Jones hinted at adding another receiver after selecting Michael Gallup in the third round.

Tavon Austin now officially joins that group.

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