Austin traded to Cowboys

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The Rams traded Austin to the Cowboys for a sixth-round pick on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Austin was shopped in trades earlier in the offseason and was considered a candidate for release until he agreed to a restructured deal in March. Austin, who is still a young speedster at 27 years old, has big play ability and is versatile enough to make an impact. All told, he had a career-low 13 receptions for 47 yards to complement 59 carries for 270 yards and a touchdown. He was a first-round pick in 2013 out of West Virginia. Obviously, the Cowboys are still in need of wide receiver help.


Those numbers were a huge bump down from the 509 yards and three touchdowns through the air that Austin had in 2016. Anything that improves on his 9.1 career yards per catch is welcome, though.

Needless to say, there's not enough positives or proven track record that shows Austin is capable of flipping a switch and being a quality fantasy player in Dallas.


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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