Los Angeles gets something in return for someone they would have let go otherwise, and the Cowboys get wide receiver help after the departure of Dez Bryant.
Austin was a playmaking machine as a receiver, rusher and return man, scoring a total of 40 touchdowns in four years at West Virginia.
The Rams traded Austin to the Cowboys for a sixth-round pick on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Austin ran the ball 59 times last season for the Rams with a 4.6 yards per carry average.
Austin was shipped to the Cowboys by the Los Angeles Rams for a sixth-round pick, No 192 overall, which the Rams used to select ME guard Jamil Demby.
The compensation heading to Los Angeles is only a sixth-round selection, No. 192 overall. Austin was a two-time First Team All-American for the Mountaineers, forming part of the core of a deadly West Virginia offense that featured future National Football League players Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey.
In 2017, Austin turned just 22 targets into 13 catches, 47 yards and 0 receiving touchdowns.
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. He's also contributed with 1,238 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
On Friday, Jerry Jones hinted at adding another receiver after selecting Michael Gallup in the third round. That's how they view Tavon Austin.