Rams trade WR Tavon Austin to Cowboys for 6th-round pick

Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin

The Cowboys also allowed second-year wide receiver Ryan Switzer to leave in a trade with the Oakland Raiders for defensive tackle Jihad Ward.

The Dallas Cowboys put together an interesting 2018 NFL Draft.

It's never easy for a player to see not only one of his teammates traded, but also one of his friends.

Before the 2016 season, Los Angeles chose to make the questionable decision to reward Austin with a four-year, $42 million extension with the hope that he was finally coming around as a risky No. 1 threat on offense. The Cowboys also traded wide receiver Ryan Switzer, who was a fourth-round selection past year, for defensive tackle Jihad Ward from the Oakland Raiders.

The Rams now have seven sixth-round picks with the trade. And while Austin posted a career-high 509 receiving yards in 2016, his 8.8 yards-per-reception average wasn't exactly a sight to behold. Los Angeles simply didn't have a place for Austin to fit in.

Wentz, Eagles Add Old Rival at Tight End
And I know just from the texts some of us have gotten and the conversations, the quarterbacks are excited", Roseman said. He was unaware that Pete Retzlaff, the tight end whose No. 44 was retired by the Eagles, starred at South Dakota State.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Austin brings much needed speed to the Cowboys attack, but he has been an enigma so far in the National Football League after being selected eighth overall out of West Virginia in 2013.

No early-round wide receiver picks. He was used more as a runner than receiver in 2017. Austin may not have shown star ability, but there is no denying that his speed and quickness will give Jason Garrett some options.

Are the Dallas Cowboys any closer to replacing Dez Bryant?

He restructured his contract to void the remaining three years on his contract, saving them more than $28 million. Prescott will be able to throw him short passes and watch him run with them. Austin will likely be out until at least training camp after arthroscopic wrist surgery, so we'll have to wait to see the plan in action.

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