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News: BTB: Martellus Bennett Says He's Leaving The Dallas Cowboys

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CCBoy, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Martellus Bennett Says He's Leaving The Dallas Cowboys
    by Tom Ryle


    One more piece has fallen into place for the Dallas Cowboys. Or in this case it may be more accurate to say that one has fallen out.

    In a report in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Martellus Bennett has stated that he is not returning to the Cowboys, deciding to go to another team in free agency.

    This is certainly no surprise to most of the readers here at BTB. Bennett spent his four years with Dallas in the considerable shadow of Jason Witten, one of the best tight ends in the game. He only caught 85 passes in his four years with the Cowboys, and only four of them were for touchdowns, all in his rookie season. This was generally seen as not living up to the second-round draft pick spent for him.

    Bennett did develop a reputation as an outstanding blocker, but obviously that was not enough for him or for the team, which has stated it has no intention of trying to resign him...
  2. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Never understood the pick. A 2 to back up witten?
  3. Canadian BoyzFan

    Canadian BoyzFan Well-Known Member

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    Hey Martellus, news flash....we dont care. Shut up.
  4. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    This guy coulda, shoulda been a big playmaker. Didnt work out that way.

    Bye Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  5. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    This is laughable...he says he is leaving the Cowboys, as if he has a choice...:laugh2:

    ...pretty soon you will hear that Newman says he is leaving as well....
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I'd bet he does have a choice. He wants to go somewhere he has a chance to start and I don't blame him. We'll see how he does. I wish him the best.
  7. StarMan

    StarMan Well-Known Member

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    Good riddance. The notion that he didn't pan out because of lack of opportunity behind Witten is BS. Another waste of a second rounder.
  8. CowboysRangers

    CowboysRangers Member

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    Coulda-Shoulda been a "great playmaker" at A & M too, but he came up short there also. I agree, never understood this pick.....
  9. Prossman

    Prossman Active Member

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    collasal disapointment. Thank God and greyhound he is gone!!!

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    Good riddance. We need more leaders and less super hero wannabes.
  11. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    don't know how we will ever be able to replace those 10 catches a year.
  12. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    See ya you worthless bum! All talk...total waste of a pick :bang2: :bang2:
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    the most un-athletic, athletic freak in history.
  14. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Good luck to you Bennett. I wish nothing but the best. Wish he could have stayed.
  15. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    If Bennett taken advantage of the chances he was given, instead of dropping and fumbling the ball, he'd have gotten more chances to shine.

    For example, Laurent Robinson comes out of nowhere to become a major player on the team: Because he showed he could be counted on. Bennett was going up against lesser coverage, and mostly played 'oopsy'.

    Talented but inconsistant.
  16. MikeT22

    MikeT22 Well-Known Member

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    Me either. We traded Fasano and then used a 2nd to draft Bennett, just to backup Witten. Weird.
  17. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    No he does not....

    the writing was on the wall
  18. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2: :lmao: :bow:
  19. yesfan

    yesfan Well-Known Member

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    As Curley Bill in Tombstone says "Well,bye" :D
  20. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    Martellus Bennett is a solid contributor as a run/pass blocker from the tight end position, so his departure would be significant unless he is immediately replaced by someone as good or better. However, as a receiver...
    ... bye. Your receiving opportunities were extremely limited, but you never did much whenever the ball was thrown your way. Good luck. See ya. Ciao. Adios. Sayonara.

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