Bradie James suffers sprained ligament

Updated: October 11, 2010, 10:32 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins |

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys starting inside linebacker Bradie James has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is day to day in terms of practice time.

James injured the knee in the first half of the Cowboys' 34-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He missed a few plays but returned.

James was in the trainer's room getting treatment Monday and was not available for comment.

If James is unavailable for the Week 6 game at Minnesota, rookie Sean Lee and possibly Leon Williams could take his place in the lineup.

In other injury news for the Cowboys, tight end Martellus Bennett has a sprained right ankle and has been wearing a walking boot since leaving Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. It's unknown how long he will have to continue to wear it.

Bennett missed practice time after he sprained his left ankle before the start of training camp in July. He reinjured the left ankle in a Week 3 win over Houston.

Right guard Montrae Holland is still recovering from a slightly swollen right eye and a cut across his nose that required four-five stitches. Holland had replaced Leonard Davis in the starting lineup, only to leave the game because of his injury.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.

Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for He joined in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.