Brooking: Fans Can “Be Assured,” Defense Will Be Ready For 2011

Many of the Dallas Cowboys have hinted at the idea that, locked out of team facilities for the duration of the lockout, players will gather for a program of veteran-led, players-only practice sessions in anticipation of the 2011 season. However, beyond throwing the idea out there, players have been mum on the subject.

The location of the workouts, and exactly what they will entail are being kept secret.

So in keeping with a theme in a recent interview with ESPN 103.3’s Galloway and Co.”, veteran linebacker Keith Brooking left his discussion of the team’s plans for the offseason to generalities, but did add that fans can “be assured” that the defense will be ready for the 2011 season.

“There are guys who have gotten together and are going to continue to get together in groups and work out and do our thing, and there will be some organized stuff going on later down the road,” Brooking said, per the San Antonio Express-News.

Brooking told reporters last week that he would return to Dallas over the weekend, where he would reside for the rest of the offseason. Brooking is one of a great deal of Cowboys who call the DFW area home during the offseason, which could help with the attendance of these workouts and potentially the 2011 season.

“It can be a big advantage for us,” Brooking said.

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