Cowboys acquire WR Tavon Austin in deal with Rams

Cowboys acquire WR Tavon Austin in deal with Rams

After falling out of favor big time in Sean McVay's offense with the Los Angeles Rams, the former first-round pick has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

Following Saturday's trade, Austin should find himself in more comfortable surroundings as he seeks to evolve into a consistent threat-no matter how he receives his touches.

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

Still just 27 years old, Austin should be motivated to prove his struggles in Los Angeles were the product of his environment and not his skill set.

He figures to help replace the production of Dez Bryant, who was released by the Cowboys this month, and likely provide a spark on special teams.

Austin's 288 catches at West Virginia and 3,413 receiving yards remain school records, as do the 344 rushing yards he amassed in a 50-49 loss to Oklahoma in 2012. Austin has made just 15 career catches on balls thrown at least 15 yards downfield, according to ESPN. Austin could be that type of player.

Dallas' current wide-receiving look on the depth chart isn't anything to write home about. Dallas drafted Michael Gallup in the third round Friday.

Tavon Austin is finally on the move.

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