Ex-LSU linebacker Bradie James retires _lowres

** RETRANSMISSION OF CBS139 FOR ALTERNATE CROP ** Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James (56) celebrates with teammate Curtis Johnson (98) after recovering a fumble by Philadelphia Eagles' Leonard Weaver during the second quarter of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

2IRVING, Texas — Bradie James is retiring with the Dallas Cowboys after the linebacker spent nine of his 10 seasons with the team that drafted him in 2003.

The ex-LSU star signed a one-day contract Tuesday, wrapping up a career that included him being one of six Cowboys with at least 1,000 career tackles. The 33-year-old James played his final season with Houston in 2012.

James was a fourth-round pick out of LSU who started 126 of his 157 games. He set a Dallas franchise record by leading the team in tackles for six consecutive seasons.

He had 202 tackles in 2008, just the second time a Dallas player has topped 200 in a season. Eugene Lockhart did it in 1989.