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WR Tavon Austin - Dallas Cowboys

5-9, 174Born: 3-15-1991College: West VirginiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2013

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Nov 16): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Nov 15): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 14): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 11: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Good matchup. New Cowboy Amari Cooper has been a tremendous increase to this offense. It's a bit disappointing when a receiver averaging 67 yards over 2 games has made a significant impact but the upgrade over Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson has been just that sizable. Cooper isn't a perfect receiver by any means, but he's a creative route-runner who can win one-on-one matchups which is something Hurns isn't really a threat to do more than once or twice a game. Dak Prescott has taken notice, and Cooper is now entrenched ahead of Hurns, Thompson, and rookie Michael Gallup as the No. 1. The worry is that his Oakland-era inconsistency pops back up as Cooper has always been prone to drops and mental miscues, but his presence means nothing but good news for Prescott. The rest of this attack is nothing special, led by limited slot man Cole Beasley and a few low-volume outside guys, so Prescott's passing value doesn't necessarily soar. But it's certainly a step forward for a unit that produced just 202 yards a game before the Cooper trade. Prescott has thrown for 243 and 270 since. Atlanta's pass defense remains a tattered, thoroughly-beatable unit up and down the field. Only 3 times thus far have they held their opponent below 306 passing yards: in Week 1 against Nick Foles, and in a pair of midseason matchups with passers that completed 73% of throws. (They still managed to allow six air touchdowns over those last two.) On the whole, quarterbacks are churning out a solid 7.3 net yards per attempt (sixth-most in football), a sign that these Falcons can neither stop the downfield pass or rush the passer. The team needs new acquisition Bruce Irvin to generate pressure, because Vic Beasley (just 1.0 sack through 9 games) isn't doing it, and the secondary is struggling mightily without its starting safeties. The biggest hole is down the middle, where rising-star Ricardo Allen is badly missed as a centerfield-type playmaker, and deep seam passes keep finding their marks.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
11 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Tavon Austin's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 3 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 2 / 1 rec, 1 / 18 / 0 rush)

Austin found the end zone for a second straight game, a goal line shovel pass, but was a non-factor outside of the scoring play in Dallas' road loss in Seattle. Austin was tracked down easily on a crossing route, but did add a jet sweep run for 18 yards early in the game. Austin's deep speed is the lone differentiator for a Dallas wide receiver through three games; however he remains a situationally-used option in their struggling pass game.

2018 Week 2 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 79 / 1 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)

Austin was the highlight of Dallas' anemic passing game output against the Giants, surging downfield for a 64-yard touchdown. Austin's speed was on display as he easily separated from the defensive back and eluded a late-arriving safety. The play was not a sign of a dominant involvement for Austin; however, as he added a deep comeback route and a reverse for a chunk gain on his mere three touches. On the positive side, no Dallas receiver has separated themselves from the pack as the lead receiver through two games.


Latest News

Cowboys | Week 11 injury report for Dallas (Fri Nov 16, 03:20 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (groin), DE Taco Charlton (shoulder), DL David Irving (ankle), LB Sean Lee (hamstring) and DE Daniel Ross (calf) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. DT Antwaun Woods (concussion) also did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. DT Maliek Collins (knee), OG Zack Martin (knee), LB Joe Thomas (foot) and OG Connor Williams (knee) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and are listed as questionable. DE Randy Gregory (knee), OT Tyron Smith (back) and TE Geoff Swaim (knee) were full participants in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Cowboys | Thursday injury report for Dallas (Thu Nov 15, 04:54 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (groin), DE Taco Charlton (shoulder), DT David Irving (ankle), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), DE Daniel Ross (calf) and DT Antwaun Woods (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 15. DT Maliek Collins (knee), OG Zack Martin (knee), OT Tyron Smith (back), LB Joe X. Thomas (foot) and OG Connor Williams (knee) were limited. DE Randy Gregory (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (knee) were full participants.

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Cowboys | Wednesday's practice report for Dallas (Wed Nov 14, 05:15 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (groin), DE Taco Charlton (shoulder), DT Maliek Collins (knee), DL David Irving (ankle), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), OG Zack Martin (knee), DE Daniel Ross (calf), OT Tyron Smith (back) and DT Antwaun Woods (concussion) each missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 14. LB Joe X. Thomas (foot) and OG Connor Williams (knee) were limited, while DE Randy Gregory (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (knee) practiced in full.

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Cowboys | Week 10 Dallas Cowboys inactives (Sun Nov 11, 07:11 PM) - The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Sean Lee, OT Connor Williams, DE Taco Charlton, WR Tavon Austin, QB Mike White, LB Joe X. Thomas and DL David Irving inactive for Week 10.

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Cowboys | Week 10 injury report for Dallas (Fri Nov 9, 03:29 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (groin), DE Taco Charlton (shoulder), DT David Irving (ankle), LB Sean Lee (hamstring), LB Joe X. Thomas (foot) and OG Connor Williams (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 10. DE Randy Gregory (knee) and TE Geoff Swaim (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. CB Chido Awuzie (ankle) and OG Zack Martin (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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