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July 31, 2011

A married, mature Martellus Bennett hoping for bigger role and better season


It's a different Martellus Bennett who is at Cowboys training camp this season.
The former Aggies tight end is no longer talking about moon rocks and cartoon characters. He is focused on family, football and finally living up to his enormous potential.
Credit the mature Bennett attitude to his recent wedding to his new wife Sigourney, whom he calls Siggi.
And while he remains creative off the field, Bennett said he will no longer be doing the controversial videos that got him trouble in past. Namely the Black Olympics, the profane rap video in Cowboys gear that netted him a $25,000 fine and one dressing up like Osama Bin Laden.
"It's weird cause I don't just represent myself," Bennett said. "I have to represent my wife in everything I do. I dont want her to get a bad reflection cause of the things that I do. That is the difference now. I really care what happens. I didn't care what nobody said about me until she started to care. That is the difference."
The question is how will it translate on the field and hopefully result in a bigger impact from Bennett whose numbers have been underwhelming since he was taken in the second round of the 2008 draft.
Bennett said he is more focused now because all he does is concentrate on football and call his wife in between practices and after meetings.
Bennett has even asked for a bigger role in the offense and chance to play in the slot more.
"I'm trying to do whatever they need me to do," Bennett said. "I want to show what I can do and get more chances to do so."


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