With Sean Lee emerging to lead the team in tackles and interceptions in 2011, many folks around Dallas seemed to assume that veteran inside linebacker Keith Brooking would be gone in 2012, but that may not be the case.
Speaking to CBS 11, per ESPN Dallas, Brooking said that his future in town remained unclear, but that he had spoken to both head coach Jason Garrett and owner/general manager Jerry Jones since season’s end. And, for what it’s worth, Brooking is interested in returning to the Cowboys, a team that the 14-year veteran believes to be a contender.
“I would love to,” Brooking said of re-signing with the Cowboys. “I feel like this team, I feel like we’re really close.”
Brooking has spent the last three seasons with Dallas after 11 years with the Atlanta Falcons. He recorded 50 tackles last season, down from 97 in 2010 and 106 in 2009. It’s thought that if Brooking does return, he’ll take a bit of a pay cut.
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