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    Tavon Austin’s Return Should Make Cowboys Offense More Dangerous

    If you need a reason to get more excited about the direction the is going, then look no further than the inevitable return of . He has supposedly rejoined practice on a limited basis, which means we could see him back in action sooner rather than later.

    We unfortunately haven't seen Tavon Austin on the field since Week 6 against the when he sustained a pretty serious groin . He opted for rest instead of surgery for the chance to suit up once again with the Cowboys this season and it's looking like he could do just that as early as this week against the .

    I don't know where you stand, but I truly believe Austin can make the Cowboys offense even better. What his offensive role be upon his return is unknown at this point, but he brings an entirely different element to the table than any other playmaker has at his disposal.

    Tavon Austin's game is all about speed. The Dallas Cowboys don't currently have a player with his kind of game changing ability, although 's current play makes that a rather weak statement. But regardless, even Cooper can't do some of the things Austin can bring to the Cowboys offense.

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    Tavon Austin isn't a prototypical wide receiver or , although he is dangerous playing either position. He is best described as a “gimmicky” playmaker, who is at his most dangerous when he can get the ball in the open field. Any time that happens he's not only going to pick up some chunk yards, but threaten the end zone just about every time as well.

    Offensively, the Cowboys were using Austin as their deep threat in the and as their motion player on jet sweeps and reverses as well. Before his injury he was averaging 18.6 yards per reception and 9.2 yards per rushing attempt. It was a small sample size, but something the Cowboys would gladly welcome back into their .

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    You see, it's his ability to stretch the field both vertically and horizontally that would benefit the Cowboys offense the most. It forces opposing defenses to cover the entire field because of his ability to go deep in the passing game and capture the corner on those jets sweeps and end around's. It's tough for defenses to against.

    Just having Tavon Austin back on the field is threat enough to help the Cowboys offensively. Opposing defenses have to play more disciplined so that they don't get burned deep or around the . That's a huge advantage for Dallas and their playmakers.

    No longer will defensive ends crash down in the hopes of containing in the . That could be all the difference Zeke needs to break a long run. The same can be said in the passing game as well. Austin's ability to get deep means extra attention devoted his way, creating an opportunity for someone else.

    I'm personally really excited about Tavon Austin's return and how it should impact the Cowboys offense moving forward. What do you think?

    Do you think Tavon Austin will make the Dallas Cowboys offense better?

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    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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    Ethan Chazin

    Austin can’t be a game changer if he isn’t in he field so it sure would be nice to see him get back ON the field and do something to contribute. 99% of productivity is availability, right?

    DevilDog58

    And it all depends on Linehan. How will he employ Austin’s playmaking ability? Using him on sweeps, reverses, as a wide out or how about something we haven’t seen in a long time in Dallas; as a dangerous punt/kickoff returner? Another thing I don’t think I’ve ever seen Linehan utilize is the old flea flicker. Of course that play depends on how well the OL blocks since it takes time to develop. Whatever, as long as he gets Austin the ball in open space. Should be interesting to see.