It seems likely that soon-to-be free agent tight end Martellus Bennett will depart Dallas this offseason, but that’s not necessarily the case.
From what we can gather from his remarks over the years, we’d imagine Bennett would like to explore his options with other teams, with which he’d have a greater opportunity as a receiver--he had just 17 catches in 2011, for 144 yards--but the Cowboys might not want to let him go at this point. Because Bennett, for all the headaches he’s given fans in the past with his off-the-field interests, has developed into a deft blocking tight end.
Further, according to head coach Jason Garrett, Bennett still has room to grow into a more complete player.
“We have to see what happens with Martellus and what kind of opportunity he has elsewhere compared to what we would give him here and evaluate that situation,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “We value tight ends and Martellus has been a guy sometimes people have beaten up on but has been an effective player for us. He’s one of the best blocking tight ends in the league and we feel he can still grow as a receiver.”
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