DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) — Martellus Bennett never made the impact expected after Dallas selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Since leaving Dallas after the 2011 season, he’s quietly become one of the league’s most prolific pass catchers at the position — something the Cowboys will have to deal with on their trip to Chicago this Thursday.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
Bennett has already matched his career high in catches (65) and touchdowns (5), and will likely surpass his career-high in yards (759) this week.
“Here’s a guy that I am so proud of. I’m not proud of the fact that we’ll be facing him here Thursday, but I’m proud of him as a man and as a player,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan.
“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.”