IRVING, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Tight end Martellus Bennett #80 of the Dallas Cowboys makes a pass reception against D.D. Lewis of the Seattle Seahawks at Texas Stadium on November 27, 2008 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Seeing as how Martellus Bennett is a generally hilarious guy, usually seen joking with the press and/or his teammates and/or his friends on Youtube, it's easy to forget that Bennett is also a freak, one half of the NFL's most dangerous tight end tandem.
The second-year Bennett is approaching 2009 in a manner both reassuring, for Cowboys fans, and completely in-line with the team as a whole.
Namely, with a lot to prove.
"I just came out to have something to prove this year," Bennett said. "I'm more confident, I'm a real confident guy. I had to work hard to be the type of guy I like to be on the field, and talk trash whenever I can, and do whatever I want to do. I mean, I was going to work hard regardless of what the offense was."
That offense will likely include a lot of tight end-love (wow, that sounds dirty) for the opposition, a manifestation of the team's thoughts on Bennett on draft day two years ago, when Jerry Jones remarked that they brought Bennett in, not as a back-up, but to add "a new dimension to the offense."
With Jason Witten, the cream of the NFL's tight end crop, opposite Bennett in this 'new dimension', the former Aggie sees a golden opportunity.