Certainly his injury had something to with it as coach Jason Garrett explained because the Cowboys needed the roster spot. But if the Cowboys valued Choice and weren't down on him they would have released someone else.
With that as the back drop, Garrett was asked on Monday when tight end Martellus Bennett was going to run out of chances after he dropped a pass against the Eagles that led to an interception.
Bennett has been a disappointingly unproductive since being drafted in the second round out of Texas A&M in 2008. Drops have been a big problem.
But Garrett is not ready to give up Bennett because the Cowboys don't feature him in the passing game and value his role as a run blocker.
"Well, Martellus is not a guy that you would say we feature in the offense," Garrett said. "There are certain things that we think he does well that we want to give him a chance to do during the ball game. Certainly, you have to take advantage of opportunities regardless of how many you get. You have to take advantage of them and execute your job within the particular play or scheme."
What's also true is that Bennett is in the last year of his contract and its unlikely he will be back in 2011. He is admittedly ready to move on and get a fresh start out of Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten's shadow. The Cowboys will probably let him have his way.
Clarence E. Hill Jr.