After a highly productive training camp, which left coaches and teammates alike impressed, tight end Martellus Bennett was forced to miss the Cowboys’ preseason opener on Thursday night with a strained hamstring, an injury that, according to Bennett, is not serious. The team’s No. 2 tight end hopes to return to practice on Saturday.
“It’s not serious,” he said Thursday, per ESPN Dallas. “I didn’t tear my hamstring.”
Watching from the sidelines, Bennett was impressed with his position group. Starter Jason Witten had a catch for six yards, John Phillips had four catches for 25 yards and Martin Rucker was the team’s second leading receiver, with two grabs for 29 yards and the game-winning two-point conversion.
“It’s always disappointing not to play, but I thought the tight end group did great,” Bennett said, “Everybody did a great job. I’m proud of our group.”
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