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This video of Cowboys WR Tavon Austin will get you excited to see him return punts

In case you forgot, Tavon Austin has moves.

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Earlier this week our own Danny Phantom posed a question here at BTB - was Tavon Austin or Jihad Ward the better trade for the Cowboys this offseason?

It’s hard to know the answer to that in June, quite frankly it’ll be hard to know even in November, but speculating is always fun. Both Austin and Ward seem to be promising veterans that are going to come in and find ways to contribute. That’s all you can really ask.

Austin is a bit of an enigma in some respects. We’ve talked about things as rudimentary as his position (because there’s been legitimate cause to) and where he’ll line up and how he’ll be used, but regardless of all of this one thing is certain, Tavon Austin is still very fast.

Cowboys minicamp has come and gone, the next time we’ll see the players in action will be out in Oxnard during training camp; however, we’ve got some footage of Austin blazing the trails of The Star in Frisco courtesy of his own Instagram account.

In the video the Cowboys are obviously practicing punt drills, but Tavon is working on his stutter step. He steps up, draws two defenders in, spins out, and bolts to the other side of the field. Even in his sixth season, Tavon is still generally the quickest player on the field.

Dallas saw a punt taken all the way back to the house last season in the form of the last person to occupy #10, then-rookie Ryan Switzer. Tavon was brought in for more than just special teams utilization, but he’ll undoubtedly have a huge presence there under Keith O’Quinn.

Training camp is about six weeks away so we’ll have to wait in order to see more plays like this from Tavon. Thankfully we know he’s still got some of that juice in him, the Cowboys may have pulled off a nice trade after all.

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