It wasn’t night that will jump off the page from a statistical perspective, but tight end Martellus Bennett quietly had a nice performance on Saturday night.
Bennett caught three passes on three targets for 23 yards, and, as a blocker, helped the one-two punch of Felix Jones and Sammy Morris to a combined 161 yards rushing--which left head coach Jason Garrett fairly impressed by what he saw.
“He was very decisive in the passing game,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “He caught that 7 route on the sideline, and also when they pressured us, he handled the hot situations well and ran the ball after the catch. He’s consistently been a good blocker for us. I thought he did a good job moving people around. … He had good energy, a good demeanor and played well throughout the game.”
Bennett also had the task of blocking his brother, Bucs’ defensive lineman Michael Bennett, on a 38-yard run by Jones. To be fair, Michael Bennett recorded three tackles and a sack, but Martellus got the last laugh, with a victory. Afterward, Marty B said it wasn’t easy to go up against his brother.
“I was killing the other guys,” said Bennett. “Going against my brother, we’re just not those types of brothers. We love each other.”
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