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Brooking: "We've Let Him Down"

Veteran linebacker Keith Brooking believes the team remains commited to Jason Garrett

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    Jerry Jones gave head coach Jason Garret one of his patented votes of confidence on ESPN on Tuesday, following two consecutive weeks that saw what sure appeared to be poor clock management on Garrett’s part. And the fact alone that Jones would have to defend the head coach was enough to stir some emotion in at least one Cowboys’ veteran.

    That veteran was Keith Brooking. Brooking, who has seen his role shrink this season with the emergence of Sean Lee, believes not only that the team is fully behind their coach, but that they, the players, have let him down.

    "I can't speak for everyone, but I'm a pretty good judge of our locker room and where my guys are. I feel like we're 100 percent in with Jason," Brooking said, per ESPN Dallas. "I think he's done everything in his power as a head coach to put us in position to be successful. He inspires the hell out of me.

    "I think that Jason's going to be here for a very long time. We've let him down. We've let our coaches down. And we're not making the plays we need to make when we've needed them. That's the bottom line. I don't think that has anything to do with Jason Garrett."

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