Former West Virginia WR Tavon Austin traded to Dallas Cowboys

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The Cowboys traded the No. 192 overall pick (Round 6, pick 18) for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin.

Austin, a former first-round pick, will look to rejuvenate his career in Dallas.

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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.

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. Used mainly as a decoy, Austin only caught 13 passes and put up just 317 total yards of offense. Austin could be that type of player.

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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. He's also contributed with 1,238 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.

The Dallas Cowboys added another wide receiver on the third day of the draft, but not by selecting him.

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Stephen Jones said on Saturday that the team feels it can get Tavon Austin 12 touches per game, which would be an astronomical number compared to the action he saw last season, or lack thereof.

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