Skip to content

Bradie James announces retirement

Getty Images

Linebacker Bradie James signed a contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday, but it won’t bring him back to the team for the 2014 season.

James signed a one-day deal in order to retire as a member of the team that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. James went on to play 142 of 144 games for the Cowboys over the next nine seasons. According to a release from the team, James compiled 1,009 tackles as a member of the team to make him the sixth player to make at least 1,000 stopsĀ in a Dallas uniform. James also had 15.5 sacks and 11 forced fumbles during his Cowboys career.

James moved on to the Texans for the 2012 season, where he played for former Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, and started 15 games.

James didn’t play at all last season and there wasn’t any talk of a return for the 2014 season floating around, so the news of his retirement doesn’t really come out of left field.

Permalink 9 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Dallas Cowboys, Home, Rumor Mill
9 Responses to “Bradie James announces retirement”
  1. joshr99164 says: May 6, 2014 3:52 PM

    Solid player and a veteran leader that Dallas missed when he left. Manned the middle of a lot of good Parcells and Wade Phillips defenses, wishing him luck in retirement.

  2. 87hollywoodhorn says: May 6, 2014 3:54 PM

    true beast at lsu he will not be forgotten for his contributions in our long awaited 2001 sec championship season

  3. explosionsauce says: May 6, 2014 4:01 PM

    Way to end the article on a classy note

  4. ariani1985 says: May 6, 2014 4:16 PM

    come to Green Bay, you would start!!!!

  5. thetxhammer says: May 6, 2014 4:17 PM

    Agree with Explosion, nice job wrapping up a veterans retirement article.

  6. chc4 says: May 6, 2014 4:38 PM

    These one day deals are silly. Used to be on rare occasions when star players went home to retire with the teams they most closely identifed with… like Jerry Rice in SF. Now average players like Bradie James do it? I wonder if Blake Gabbert will do it w/ the Jags.

  7. agelardi says: May 6, 2014 4:47 PM

    Never understood the point of signing just to retire with a certain team. I could understand if you were at least trying to play out the end of your career.

  8. htown995 says: May 6, 2014 7:31 PM

    Come to minnesota u would definitely start here you would be all-scrub team like the rest of our team scrubs r us

  9. trollaikman8 says: May 7, 2014 1:14 PM

    Good player and solid vocal leader. Was very productive under some of those Wade Phillips teams.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!