Veteran linebacker Keith Brooking said this week that both head coach Jason Garrett and owner/general manager Jerry Jones have reached out to him regarding a possible return, but judging by his comments, Garrett sounds a little less than sure about the veteran’s future.
"We are certainly pleased [about] what Brooking has done for our football team since he's been here," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "But we have a lot of decisions we have to make. We don’t have to make those specific decisions right now. As we go forward in the offseason, we’ll figure out how the rest of our team fits together, guys under contract and the free agents that were on our team last year. We'll just go through the process."
Brooking recorded 50 tackles in 2011, while playing alongside Bradie James in a smaller role--this thanks to the emergence of second-year ILB Sean Lee. 2012 wil be his 15th season in the league.
"We've talked a lot about it and a lot of different decisions have to be made along the way, and we’ll see how the pieces to the puzzle fit together," Garrett said. "I have great admiration for Keith Brooking though."
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