Keith Brooking is one of those warrior-type linebackers, from his intense pregame speeches to the smeared eye black running down his cheeks.
He's also 34 and nearing the end of his 13th season in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys relied on him more than usual at the start of this season and his constant presence on the injury report is an indication that he's wearing down.
Brooking disagrees. He figures he has at least two good years left, insisting that anyone who watches film of him this season will see that he can still play.
On Sunday, Brooking will play in his 158th straight game. That's second among active linebackers to Washington's London Fletcher, who will be on the opposing sideline playing in game No. 206 in a row.