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Cowboys make room for another Roy Williams, trade for Lions WR

Irving, TX (Sports Network) - The Lions and Cowboys struck a deal just before the trade deadline on Tuesday that resulted in wide receiver Roy Williams being shipped to Dallas.

In exchange for Williams' services and its seventh round draft choice in 2009, Detroit will receive Dallas' first, third and sixth picks in next year's draft.

Williams, a fifth-year receiver out of Texas, has recorded 262 catches for 3,884 yards with 29 touchdowns in 60 career games.

"We didn't get this trade done until about two minutes left on the clock, on the NFL trade deadline," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "That's how tight it was on getting it done."

Shortly after announcing the deal, the Cowboys announced that Williams has come to terms on a five-year contract extension.

The 26-year-old has struggled with the inconsistency of Detroit's quarterbacks this season, grabbing 17 balls for 232 yards and a touchdown.

The Cowboys now have two players named Roy Williams on the roster. The other is a veteran safety, who was a first-round pick of the team in 2002.

Dallas also signed punter Sam Paulescu on Tuesday, while placing punter Mat McBriar on injured reserve with a fractured right foot. McBriar was hut on the blocked punt that ended the overtime 30-24 loss at Arizona on Sunday.

10/14 22:04:47 ET