Cowboys’ tight end Martellus Bennet has run the gauntlet of questions concerning his maturity, his focus, which have issued from the mouths of fans, media and even the Cowboys owner and general manager, Jerry Jones. These questions were particularly salient last season, when, after a highly impressive training camp and preseason, Bennett recorded just 15 catches for 159 yards.
Bennett was finally reunited with the end zone last Saturday, to cap an impressive preseason showing against San Diego. Has he arrived? No, but, according to coaches, he’s on the right track.
Tight ends coach John Garrett, in a recent appearance on ESPN Radio 103.3, discussed the development of Bennett.
“Well, he’s showing signs that he has matured,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He really had a great approach in rehabbing his ankle. He was really professional, he stayed alert and alive in the meetings, and once he was healthy, he showed it, in practice, that he was ready and then he went out for San Diego and made some plays in the passing game and continued to show his ability to block and move people at the point of attack.
“So we were pleased with his game performance and as we know, he’s got a long way to go to be the kind of player that we hope him to be but also that he hopes to be. We’re moving towards that and we’re really pleased with his development right now.”
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