Keith Brooking signs with Cowboys


Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking has signed a three-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, according to the Cowboys’ website.

Terms of the contract were undisclosed.

“Keith defined the Falcons in so many ways: His tenure, his leadership on and off the field, his commitment to excellence and his many resulting accomplishments, his love for Atlanta, and so much more,” said Falcons owner Arthur Blank Saturday. “He will always be a Falcon in the hearts of his teammates and our fans.”

The veteran linebacker, released Friday by Atlanta, played all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Falcons and was the last remaining player from their 1998 Super Bowl team.

Brooking was drafted in the first round (12th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft. He led Atlanta in tackles the last eight consecutive seasons and has recorded 972 career tackles.