Jones gives WR Williams 'triple A-pluses'

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Not sure what sort of curve he's grading on, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave wide receiver Roy Williams high marks during his annual draft media session Thursday. And not surprisingly, he offered no regrets for the '08 trade with the Lions.

"Triple A-pluses," Jones said of Williams. "First of all, he's the first one here. And secondly, he's lighting them up. He doesn't have any nicks.

"He's out there working with [wide receivers coach] Ray Sherman, and those guys are elated. I'm not exaggerating. They are elated at the work he is getting in and what he is doing and his focus and his work habits and everything that he is doing."

Sounds like Williams is having one of the greatest offseasons in recent memory. You have to love a report that praises a man for not having any nicks. It was only a month ago that we were hearing that Williams was having trouble making cuts, so apparently all is well.

In other news, wide receiver Miles Austin signed his one-year tender worth $1.54 million. There was one local report that indicated the Cowboys were in negotiations to extend Austin's contract, but there seems to be little incentive to do that at this point -- especially with the collective bargaining agreement being up in the air.

Jones spoke for about 45 minutes Thursday, but folks are still trying to interpret what he was talking about. I'm pretty sure he indicated the Cowboys will own Day 2 of the draft this year, though