When Jason Witten went down with a concussion in the fourth quarter of week two’s game against Chicago, Martellus Bennett stepped into his shoes and made an immediate impact. He finished with a career-high seven catches, five in the fourth quarter, in a losing effort. In the 27-13 victory over Houston, Bennett had three more catches, and narrowly missed a touchdown.
Bennett currently has 11 catches, a number that doesn’t exactly jump off the page--but it’s only four off his total from last season. Even more promising, it finally appears as though Bennett--always an adroit blocking tight end--is on the verge of making a difference in the passing game, as well. Bennett said recently that he has found a rhythm with quarterback Tony Romo, and that he’s feeling more comfortable than ever in the Cowboys’ offense.
"I think me and him personally, we just have a better rhythm,'' Bennett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "And he knows where I'm going to be and when I'm going to get there.
"I'm used to how he throws the ball now. The first year I was kind of like ‘where's it going to be?’ He wasn't used to me running the routes the way I run routes because me and (Jason) Witten are totally different. But I think it's something I tried to improve with him this off season.
"So I think that's the No. 1 thing with me and him.''
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