Cowboys Sign Witten, James

The Dallas Cowboys signed TE Jason Witten and LB Bradie James to contracts late Friday night, ensuring the team will have all of its draft picks at practice on Saturday.

Witten, who battle for playing time with Tony McGee and Dan Campbell this year at tight end this year, was selected in the third round, and received a four-year deal that includes a $670,000 signing bonus. The deal voids to three years if Witten achieves specific incentives laid out in the contract.

Witten was an all-SEC performer at Tennessee during his senior year when he caught 39 passes for 493 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.

Bradie James, who was selected in the fourth round this past April out of LSU, received a five-year deal that includes a $415,000 signing bonus.

James was moved to inside linebacker for his senior season in Baton Rouge, but he projects as an outside backer in the NFL. He played on the outside in his first three seasons with the Tigers alongside Trev Faulk.

James was the eleventh linebacker taken in the draft and was considered a steal as a fourth-round pick.

He finished his senior season with a mind-boggling 154 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 1 interception. He was also named as a first team All-America and All-Conference choice as a senior.

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