Cowboys reach deals with WR Austin, DT Covington

Jan 5, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin (10) reacts after a 51 yard punt return against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shane Roper-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys have reached agreements on one-year deals to keep receiver Tavon Austin and add defensive tackle Christian Covington.

Austin missed nine games last season with a groin injury after being acquired from the Los Angeles Rams in a trade during the NFL draft last spring. He was a first-round pick by the Rams in the 2013 draft.

The speedy Austin had eight catches for 140 yards and split punt returns with Cole Beasley, who left Dallas in free agency this week for a four-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.

Covington spent his first four seasons with the Houston Texans. He had 15 tackles in 12 games last year.