It wasn’t really an outright shot at Tony Romo, but in praising his new quarterback Eli Manning recently, Cowboy turned Giant Martellus Bennett sure sounded like a man who was less than content with his old quarterback.
The comments came in an interview with Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, on the tail end of Bennett’s praise for the way things are run with his new team. Asked if he had as many options in Dallas as he has in New York, in terms of contributing on offense, Bennett smiled and said, “I didn’t have any options in Dallas.”
Shortly thereafter, the Texas A&M product lavished praise upon Manning--and in doing so, may have taken a bit of a jab at Romo.
“I mean, he’s just looking for the open guy. It doesn’t matter who it is or what number you are,” Bennett said, per ESPN Dallas. “If you’re open, he’s going to hit you. You have to be ready. That’s what makes it so fun playing in this offense because anytime you beat your guy, you know you could get the ball.”
Whether intentional or not, it definitely sounds like Bennett is accusing Romo of playing favorites when distributing the ball, but it’s not as though he’s the first to do so. For those keeping score, Terrell Owens did so first, way back in 2008.
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