Cowboys' tight end Martellus Bennett made his training camp debut today, after missing nearly a week of practice with a sprained ankle. Bennett, who spent the first nine practices in San Antonio rehabbing on the sidelines, suffered the injury while working out independent of the team at Valley Ranch.
Although he is encouraged by Bennett's progress, head coach Wade Phillips said that the team will treat the third-year tight end's return with care.
"He'll probably be limited some," said Phillips, per ESPNDallas.com, "but he's moving around well."
After a decidedly impressive showing at camp and throughout the preseason, Bennett was one of the 2009 season's more glaring disappointments for Dallas, catching just 15 passes for 159 yards and no touchdowns. These pedestrian numbers, coupled with concerns over his approach to the game--Jerry Jones publicly questioned his focus late last year-- have led many to believe that 2010 is a so-called make-or-break year for the Texas A&M product.
*Also: Phillips said that some of the other walking wounded, including S Pat Watkins, DE Jason Hatcher and LB Sean Lee could return to the field as early as Monday.
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