Keith Brooking's impact will be felt

Even if linebacker doesn't return to Cowboys, lessons he gave Sean Lee will linger

Updated: December 15, 2010, 11:59 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Whether or not he's on the roster, Keith Brooking will make an impact for the Dallas Cowboys next season.

The 35-year-old Brooking hopes that he can continue playing inside linebacker for the Cowboys. However, he understands that the Cowboys might replace him with his understudy, rookie Sean Lee.

"The nature of this league is that every year they draft somebody to replace you," Brooking said. "It's part of the profession."

That hasn't prevented Brooking ...

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