Jerry Jones “Proud” of Martellus Bennett

Bennett spent four seasons in Dallas, from 2008-2011

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More than two years after Martellus Bennett left the Dallas Cowboys for the New York Giants in free agency, Jerry Jones regrets not being able to hold on to the Texas A&M product.

Now a member of the Chicago Bears, Bennett was a second round pick by the Cowboys in 2008, but never really got a chance to break out as he was saddled behind Jason Witten on the depth chart. He spent 2012 with the Giants, and signed a four-year deal with the Bears before last year.

Bennett has certainly benefitted from getting out from behind Witten. In the past three seasons, Bennett has 15 touchdown catches. In his four years in Dallas, he had just four.

“I’m not proud of the fact that we’re going to be facing him here Thursday, but I’m proud of him as a man and as a player,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s really evolved into the player that we wanted him to be and thought he could be when he was drafted. He marches to a little different drummer, but he’s a threat.”

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