Report: No timetable for Miles Austin signing tender

Miles Austin does not seem to be in any hurry to sign the tender he received from the Dallas Cowboys as a restricted free agent. You can’t blame him. He’s angling for a longterm contract from the club and there’s no reason for him to settle for the high first- and third-round tender of $3.168 million for this season. Not now, anyway.

Austin wants big bucks and the club would surely like to come to an agreement with him. He’s given no indication if and when he will sign the tender.

“I'm feeling good,” Austin told ESPN Dallas before a round of golf.

He has until June 15 to sign the tender or the club can reduce the offer to 110 percent of his base salary in 2009. That leaves a little more than a month to hammer something out or have a potentially upset player.

One of the hang-ups in getting a deal done for Austin will be the contract Jerry Jones gave Roy Williams after trading for him. Austin would be foolish to settle for anything less than the $45 million, five-year contract that Williams signed, a pact that included $20 million guaranteed.

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