Keith Brooking sidelined following knee scope

Keith Brooking will not be ready to go when the Dallas Cowboys open OTA’s next week at Valley Ranch as the veteran inside linebacker recently had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

It’s also possible Brooking will be sidelined from the team’s minicamp next month, according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News. The expectation is that he will be ready for the start of training camp.

Brooking has a remarkable durability streak going as he has not missed a game since 2000. In his absence, second-round pick Sean Lee, the Penn State product, and Jason Williams, a third-round pick last year from Western Illinois, will get more work. More opportunities to evaluate the young players is probably a good thing.

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