Rams trade WR Tavon Austin to the Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys finally made a trade on draft day, acquiring WR Tavon Austin from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a 2018 sixth round draft pick (No. 192).

However, Austin never developed into the all-around offensive threat the Rams hoped he'd be.

Austin had his contract reduced to one-year in March when the Rams paid him a $4 million roster bonus.

Austin finishes his time with the Rams with 194 career receptions for 1,689 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Dallas took a receiver out of the equation Saturday by sending Ryan Switzer to Oakland for defensive lineman Jihad Ward. However, the Cowboys view Austin as a pass-catching running back rather than your average receiver. Obviously, the Cowboys are still in need of wide receiver help. He also recorded 1,238 rushing yards for nine touchdowns, and scored three punts returned for touchdowns.

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Austin was selected eighth overall in the 2013 draft, but hasn't lived up to his potential coming out of West Virginia.

Austin isn't going to make a superstar style impact for the Cowboys.

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.

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