Rams ship WR Austin to Cowboys for sixth-round pick


The Los Angeles Rams traded wide receiver Tavon Austin to the Dallas Cowboys for a sixth round draft pick, marking a new start for a Mountaineers legend. After restructuring his contract, Austin will cost the Cowboys $5 million next season. In five years as a Ram, Austin scored 12 receiving touchdowns, 9 rushing touchdowns and three punt return touchdowns, but only once had more than 500 receiving yards in a season.

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.

Austin, a former first-round pick, will look to rejuvenate his career in Dallas.

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The compensation heading to Los Angeles is only a sixth-round selection, No. 192 overall. Throughout his five years with the club, the West Virginia product was an integral part of the team's offense and special teams units. And while Austin does have game changing speed, he's averaging just 8.7 yards per reception for his career, which is another red flag.

On Friday, Jerry Jones hinted at adding another receiver after selecting Michael Gallup in the third round. Austin could be that type of player.

Tavon Austin is finally on the move.