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Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Garrett Feels Giants TE Martellus Bennett is “Complimentary” Player

September 2nd, 2012 at 12:41 PM
By Dan Benton

Following a week 17 loss to the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett was already thinking ahead. As his team exited the field with their heads hung, Bennett approached quarterback Eli Manning to offer him congratulations … and to suggest the two might be playing together in 2012.

Bennett's foresight proved to be incredible as the Giants signed the free agent during the offseason.

No longer in the shadow of Jason Witten, Bennett now feels he can show the football world exactly what he's made of. And thus far, he's done that. Save for a rough game against the New England Patriots in week four of the preseason, Bennett has drawn nothing but praise from coaches and teammates, with Tom Coughlin going as far as calling Bennett a "vertical threat" – not the usual verbiage that describes one of the NFL's premiere blocking tight ends.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett disagrees, however. He maintains that, although solid, Bennett is nothing more than a complimentary player.

"Martellus is complementary; I think we played to his strengths. We felt like he was a very good run-blocker and a very good pass-protector, and when he got opportunities in the passing game, he generally did a very good job with those as well," Garrett said.

Already anxious to "kick their asses," this is sure to add a little extra spark to what the Black Unicorn plans to unleash this coming Wednesday.

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Tags: Dallas, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Jason Garrett, Jason Witten, Martellus Bennett, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Tom Coughlin

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37 Responses to “Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Garrett Feels Giants TE Martellus Bennett is “Complimentary” Player”

  1. Dan BentonDan Benton says:

    Can we get a clearer list of nominees for the Jonas Seawright and Tim Carter wings of the G101 HoF so we can start voting next week?

  2.  jfunk says:

    Yeah, and Chris Canty does nothing but look good in the shadow of his teammates. And Roy Williams one of the best receivers in the NFL.

  3.  The Original G Man says:

    Marvin Austin is at practice and is wearing pads today.

    Nicks is sitting out. MG speculates they’re just giving him a day off to rest his foot.

    Amukamara running at practice and appears on track to play week #2.

    Hosley running fine as well. Week #1 looks good for him.

    For Dallas, Witten is not at practice.

  4.  The Original G Man says:

    I predict Bennett scores vs Dallas.

  5.  Samardzija says:

    Any Man Utd fans here? If so I fukkin hate all you guys…

  6.  The Original G Man says:

    @TomRock_Newsday:
    No number assigned to DJ Jones and he wasn’t at practice. Probably failed his physical.

  7.  norm says:

    If by “complementary player” Garrett means “won’t make 50 catches this year,” then I wholeheartedly agree!

  8. Dan BentonDan Benton says:

    Hixon named the #3 WR. Hate to say I told you so (no, really … I hate it), but I told you so.

    •  Luv2Salsa says:

      In camp Hixon was clearly the second best guy out there, behind Cruz. We didn’t see much of him in preseason games because the coaches knew what he could do, and they didn’t want to stress his knee.

      I think we’ll also see plenty of Barden, Randle, and Jernigan some weeks depending on individual match-ups.

  9.  Nosh.0 says:

    Have they given Wilson a number in the 20′s and switched Randle to number 81 yet?

  10.  Nosh.0 says:

    Angel Lugo has got to be in. I think KD deserves at least a nomination. But Lugo should be a shoe in.

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