Austin originally joined Dallas in a draft-day deal with the Rams last spring. He scored two touchdowns in his first three games, including a 64-yard reception from Dak Prescott in Week 2 against the Giants. The next week, he caught a shovel pass from Prescott in Seattle for a 3-yard touchdown. Two weeks later in Houston, he caught a 44-yard pass and had a 22-yard punt return.
But against the Jaguars on Oct. 14, Austin suffered the groin injury that would sideline him the rest of the regular season.
With Kellen Moore the new offensive coordinator, it’ll be interesting to see just where Austin fits as a dynamic weapon. When he arrived last year, the Cowboys phrased Austin as a “web back” who could also line up in the backfield and get occasional carries. However, he only had six rushes last year for 55 yards. In the five years prior to the Cowboys, Austin had 184 rushing attempts.