Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

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

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

Time will tell how numerous players traded for and drafted on Saturday will be able to help the Cowboys during the 2018 season and beyond, but for right now, the Cowboys should be pleased with the work they did over the three-day draft. Rumors were flying about the Cowboys trying to acquire Earl Thomas from the Seattle Seahawks, but Jerry Jones and company made another trade that could end up being a big move for the franchise. So if you look at your timelines, and look what's documented with what you have, you'll see that we've been just kind of letting this thing evolve and play out.

Austin's role in the offense shrunk heavily in 2017, as the Rams turned into a playoff team.


Austin finished last season with 13 receptions for 47 yards.

Austin has had 194 catches for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.


Austin graduated West Virginia as one of the best offensive players in the history of the program.

Austin, drafted eighth overall in 2013, has made 194 catches for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns in his five-year National Football League career, but he is not expected to act as a direct replacement for the departed Dez Bryant out wide.


The Cowboys are only responsible for a $1 million base salary that includes up to $3 million incentives. After cutting former superstar receiver Dez Bryant, the Cowboys needed more playmaking for Dak Prescott.

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