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."
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