Five Dallas Cowboys with the biggest Boom-Bust potential

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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 24: Tavon Austin #11 of the Los Angeles Rams scores a touchdown during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Tavon Austin

Some may say Tavon Austin has already realized his potential and he’s nothing more than a glorified gadget guy in the NFL. But based on his draft status (eighth overall), big-play ability (from anywhere on the field), and diverse skill-set (can be RB, WR, and kick/punt returner) and the sky really is still the limit with this 27-year old game-breaker.


Blessed with 4.34 speed, Tavon is one of the fastest offensive players in the NFL. The 5’8” speedster isn’t just long speed, but he can turn on a dime and shows next-level elusiveness with the ball in his hands. Over the years he’s shown the ability to break off a long run from anywhere on the field.

For whatever season, Tavon fell out of favor with the Rams and his opportunities dried up accordingly. But Tavon still has every bit of that game-breaking ability he always had and the Dallas Cowboys are determined to use that ability to its fullest.

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Ask the folks in Rams Nation and they’ll probably label Tavon a bust. After all, they are the team that invested that premium Top-10 pick on him and they’re the ones that just sent him packing for little in return. With the Rams, Tavon was already used as a pass-catcher, ball-carrier, and punt returner. Despite all of those opportunities, he only surpassed 1,000 all-purpose yards twice (1,191 in 2015 and 1,037 in 2016).

Because of this it’s understandable folks are skeptical of Scott Linehan’s ability to find new ways to get Austin the ball. Unless he pulls a rabbit out of a hat, Tavon may never do better than those two seasons with the Rams.

I’ve argued Tavon will be just as useful without the ball in his hands, as he’ll be with the ball in hands. That’s because he’ll always be considered a big time threat and as such, he’ll be able to stretch out a defense whenever he’s on the field. But we need a career year for Austin to consider him a real Boom and career numbers are exactly what we expect.