Rams trade Tavon Austin to Cowboys

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Tavon Austin‘s days with the Rams have come to an end.

Austin, the receiver/runner/returner who has played his entire five-year career with the Rams, was traded to the Cowboys today.

The Rams traded up to the eighth overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft to select Austin, but today all they got for him was a sixth-round draft pick, No. 192 overall, from Dallas.

Although Austin has the speed and elusiveness to make big plays, he hasn’t made enough of those big plays. Last season he managed just 59 carries for 270 yards and 13 catches for 47 yards.

The Cowboys will hope that Austin can make some big plays for them on offense or special teams.

38 responses to “Rams trade Tavon Austin to Cowboys

  1. Huge bust, one of those picks to go with Jason smith and Greg robinson who set the rams back for years.

  2. Who cares. Guy is nothing more then a satellite, only good in space. Nothing more then a special teams player.
    He has speed. T H E E N D.

  3. Let’s see… Terrence Williams, Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, Noah Brown, Lance Lenoir, KD Cannon, Ryan Switzer, and now Tavon Austin. Last year they carried 6 WRs, so that’s one crowded WR corps. Still, it’s a good problem to have.

  4. We don’t need interviews with coaches just show the picks and some footage of the players come on ESPN!

  5. Rams will now sign Dez. Dez speaks highly of the Rams and wanna play for them. They now have room for him. Possibly as their #2 though

  6. Showed so many flashes but once he got paid, went straight off a cliff. Go watch his Ram highlights on Youtube and you won’t think he’s a bust. Problem is….none of them are from the past two seasons.

  7. Jerry is now into one of his full blown “ throw it against the wall and see if it sticks” no clear vision drafts. Kid from texas may be decent but vander esch a huge injury risk and the rest ofmthis nonsense ? The wr and the te were wasted picks that have zero chance of making any impact and austin ??? For what ! Kickoff returners are irrelevant

  8. Didn’t he restructure his contract in March and void the final 3 years to become a free agent in 2019? One year rental for a 6th rounder I guess.

  9. jjfootball says:
    We don’t need interviews with coaches just show the picks and some footage of the players come on ESPN!
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    This is the third or fourth complaint you’ve left today with regard ESPN’s coverage.
    For better or worse, ESPN is covering the draft the same way it always does. If you don’t like it, lift your remote hand and switch the channel to FOX or NFL Network. Or stay on ESPN and deal with it.
    Either way, stop whining. ESPN isn’t reading your comments, and wouldn’t pay attention to them if they were.

  10. The Rams tried to make Tavon Austin a jack of all trades, Tavon Austin (40/4.34) was a dynamic WR out of WV and they never used him in the right way as a deep threat that can take the top off of defenses.

  11. Dez is a non issue. No team wants such a headache at the very end of his once outstanding career. Even the refs don’t like him.

  12. Good pick up for Dallas. If used properly he can succeed as a role player similar to the the
    way the Patriots use their wide outs.

  13. Austin is one of those guys-Cordarelle Patterson is another-that just confound me. has all the talent but never puts it together.

  14. Still young and better than a 6th round rookie. He is a good fit for Dak, who is a great read and throw to the open guy, but not great pure passer. Austin is a good fit and will be a role player. Their ball control offense does not require a number 1 receiver.

    Now a tight end, that is another story. Mr. Gates, is your ringer on?

  15. Wow.. nice move dallas. Thanks for freeing up more cap space for the Rams to get another free agent. Why not help the patriots out while you’re at it and trade them zeke for a 7th?

  16. Dez took the blame for the failings of Dak Prescott last season look at Dak stats, he didn’t play good football last season, and without Zeke it was even worst! The Cowboys are in trouble if Dak can’t improve.

  17. calizcowboyz says:
    April 28, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    Who cares. Guy is nothing more then a satellite, only good in space. Nothing more then a special teams player.
    He has speed. T H E E N D

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    “THEEND” OF COWBOY 2018 CHANCES FOR PLAYOFFS. MAYBE THEY CAN GET EARL THOMAS FROM THE SEAHAWKS. THEEND.

  18. colt13 says:
    April 28, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Austin is one of those guys-Cordarelle Patterson is another-that just confound me. has all the talent but never puts it together.
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    Don’t confuse talent with straight line speed, that’s all they have. Neither have a clue how to play the receiver position, as evidence by how they came nowhere close to cracking the depth charts of teams with solid offenses, and they were used as backs/gadget players.

  19. Not bad, only a six round pick and rams still have to pay 4 million of this years contract. In the cowboys he comes in as the returner, seeing as how Switzer got traded. I also feel like they will use him as the change of pace back they’ve been searching for. If he pans out, it’s a good deal and if he doesn’t they dont lose much

  20. footballfan72 says:
    April 28, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    He will flourish in Big D. Don’t forget his coach was Jeff Captain Underpants Fisher. He will get to show his talents so much more with the Cowboys
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    his best football was under Fisher…..so theres that….

  21. mikejsmith32 says:
    April 28, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    Let’s see… Terrence Williams, Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, Noah Brown, Lance Lenoir, KD Cannon, Ryan Switzer, and now Tavon Austin. Last year they carried 6 WRs, so that’s one crowded WR corps. Still, it’s a good problem to have.
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    A good problem to have? That list of names amounts to a whole lot of nothing. A couple #2 & 3’s in there, some has-beens and a bunch of never will be’s.

  22. sgrvn329 says:
    April 28, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    The Rams tried to make Tavon Austin a jack of all trades, Tavon Austin (40/4.34) was a dynamic WR out of WV and they never used him in the right way as a deep threat that can take the top off of defenses.

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    They haven’t had the quarterback for that.

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