Los Angeles Rams: Tavon Austin seems excited about joining Dallas Cowboys

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Based off Twitter, it looks like Tavon Austin is happy about his trade from the Los Angeles Rams to the Dallas Cowboys.

After all of the months spent trying to find a trade partner, the Los Angeles Rams were finally able to convince the Dallas Cowboys to take Tavon Austin off their hands in exchange for a sixth-round pick, which is awesome. Even if the Rams were able to convince the speedy wideout to restructure his contract back in March, the frustration towards Austin was always to be there when looking at all of the wasted money from the previous two seasons, meaning a trade to send the wideout to the Cowboys seems best for both parties.

Back in 2016, Los Angeles believed it would be beneficial to reward Austin with a hefty four-year, $42 million extension after the former first-round pick managed to find the end zone 10 times the year before. For years, the Rams had been trying to figure out a way to get the best out of Austin in both offense and special teams, but they clearly jumped the gun by giving him that extension.

Between failing to live up to the hype in 2016 to catching just 13 passes for 47 yards all of last year, the frustration with Austin had finally hit a whole new level when it came to all of the money the team was wasting on him. However, thanks to the situation with the Cowboys being in need of more weapons to work with, Austin seems excited about a fresh start with a new team if his recent post on Twitter is any indication.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put two-and-two together to figure out this tweet is related to the news that Austin is heading to Dallas since it was posted shortly after the announcement of the trade. Only time will tell when it comes to whether this trade will turn out well for the Cowboys, as they hope to use Austin in a similar way to Lance Dunbar from a few years ago, but also at least he’s no longer a problem for the Rams.

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Finally, Los Angeles no longer has to worry about trying to figure out ways to get the best out of Austin in Sean McVay‘s offense, and instead focus on other players helping the unit live up to the hype in 2018. While some fans were excited to see Austin spend the offseason getting healthy with the hope of him finally making an impact next season, this was a move that was long overdue for the organization, and was one of the best things that could have taken place during the final day of the draft.