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Baltimore native Tavon Austin starts fresh with Cowboys after trade from Rams

Baltimore native Tavon Austin starts fresh with Cowboys after trade from Rams

Tavon Austin never really had a fresh start with a new coach in Los Angeles because of a wrist injury that plagued him and a hamstring that popped before the last of five disappointing seasons with the Rams.

The eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft believes the opportunity has arrived through a trade to the Dallas Cowboys and the health that Austin hoped would come with it. Having something to prove is nothing new for the 5-foot-8 hybrid receiver/returner/runner.

“There's always going to be a chip on my shoulder, No. 1 because I've always been small,” said Austin, a Baltimore native and former standout at Dunbar. “I had the same thing coming out, when I went No. 8. So the...

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