Maybe Marty B is all grown up with some place important to go.
The Cowboys expected so much from Martellus Bennett, their backup tight end, last season, but he let them down. He caught only 15 passes for 159 yards and no touchdowns. That prompted questions about how committed Bennett is to football. The Cowboys have gone out of their way to talk him up this off-season.
Owner Jerry Jones again stated that Bennett, now in his third year, has matured.
"In how hard he’s working, in what he’s doing in his off-season, his business attitude," Jones said. "It happens to every player, and it’s happened to him. He’s got two years under his belt. He had some dips last year that he would be the first to recognize [he has to] build off those. He’s doing that. I’m really impressed with how well he’s working. ...He’s having a great off-season."
Tight ends coach John Garrett said Bennett is just more comfortable in the offense.
"Every day he's just starting to prove that he's getting better in every aspect, being more prepared, and he’s just more comfortable with the offense," Garrett said. "Year three, you're just more familiar with it. You've done it on the field, that type of thing."
-- Charean Williams