Published: Mon, April 30, 2018
Medical | By Jackie Banks

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

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

The Dallas Cowboys continued to rebuild their wide receiver corps during the NFL Draft with a trade bringing them the speedy Tavon Austin.

The Dallas Cowboys added another wide receiver on the third day of the draft, but not by selecting him.

The eighth overall pick in 2013 out of Baylor, Austin's career never took off the way many had anticipated. He wasn't even promised a spot on the roster this upcoming season.

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 risky No. 1 threat on offense.

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She is also a three-time gold medalist at the World Championships in the event and a two-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games.

Austin had 59 carries for 270 yards last season.

"I'm just the type of guy who wants the ball in my hands any type of way", Austin told's Alden Gonzalez in June.

The Cowboys have also been rumored to have worked out former change-of-pace back Lance Dunbar recently. Austin can also make an additional $3 million in bonuses and incentives. Austin will be yet another new face within a drastically different receiving unit for the Cowboys in 2018. Austin was a two-time First Team All-American for the Mountaineers, forming part of the core of a deadly West Virginia offense that featured future National Football League players Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey.

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