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    Cowboys get Rams WR Tavon Austin for sixth-round pick

    Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys continued to remake their wide receiver group by trading for Tavon Austin and sending one of their two sixth-round draft picks, No. 192 overall, to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.

    Austin was the eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft but had just 13 catches for 47 yards and no touchdowns in 2017. He made a bigger impact in the running game, with 59 carries for 270 yards and a touchdown. For his career, he has 194 catches for 1,689 yards and 184 carries for 1,238 yards. He has touchdowns through the air (12), ground (9) and as a returner (3).

    The Rams had signed Austin to a four-year, $42 million extension in August 2016, a deal that didn't offer any guaranteed money after the 2018 season, and he entered this season without a role. After Watkins joined the Chiefs as a free agent, the Rams surprisingly restructured Austin's contract, turning it into a one-year, $5 million deal with another $3 million available through incentives.