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December 30, 2010

TE Martellus Bennett continuing to improve, having solid year

The Cowboys might have only three healthy receivers for the season finale against the Eagles. Roy Williams, Sam Hurd and Jesse Holley have been hobbling through practice all week leaving Miles Austin, Manual Johnson and unproven rookie Teddy Williams uninjured.

Suffice it to say, the Cowboys will continue to lean on the tight ends in the passing game. Jason Witten leads the team and ranks third in the league with 90 catches for 956 yards and eight touchdowns. That is expected.

Third-year player Martellus Bennett has been a bright spot for the Cowboys with a career high 31 receptions for 249 yards. He had 35 catches his previous two seasons combined, including  a disappointing 15 last season when had a problem with drops and mental miscues.

Coach Jason Garrett said Bennett has been one of the team's most improved players.

"He has improved as a blocker, receiver and route runner,"  Garrett said. "He has been more consistent this year."  

Clarence E. Hill Jr.

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Well the 'perceived' regression came from the fact that he was drafted so high and again another project draft pick emerged. He wasn't worth the draft pick as it should not take him 5 years to 'emerge'.

Marty B. had a good rookie season and then in his second season it was "perceived" by the fans that he regressed. In his third season he has become a much better blocker and his receptions have gone up! Marty B. still has a lot of potential to be an outstanding TE as long as he stays focused and is willing to put in the hours necessary in the film room and off season condition program.

Bennett is another guy who I hope is gone after the season. Just not a smart football player.

Marty B is dumb as rock.

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