Keith Brooking returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since injuring his hamstring on an interception return on the second day of camp, nearly a month ago. The team is being cautious with the 35-year-old, allowing him to ease into his regular workload gradually. On Tuesday for example, per the Dallas Morning News, Brooking saw a total of 13 snaps with the first team.
"It felt great," Brooking said. "Today went really good for me."
Even though Brooking believes he is healed from the strain, he is uncertain whether he’ll be available for Saturday night’s preseason matchup with the Vikings in Minnesota, and what with his veteran status, we’d bet the team isn’t ready to shove him onto the field for a preseason game unless the chance of re-aggravating the injury is at a minimum.
"As long as I can keep pressing forward every day I think I will play in the game," Brooking said. "But I don't think that's 100 percent at this time."
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