All Other Metroplex Sports Talk (Pt. 1)
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02-26-2009, 10:40 AM
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Tony Curtis was money in the redzone. Bennett is turning out to be quite nice too though. 1.5million is too much for Curtis though. I would rather take my chances and spend a little more trying to get Ray Lewis. It is worth the gamble in my opinion
I don't feel like digging up the article, but Chris Cooley (at some charity event) said he was a better TE than Jason Witten because of his YAC. He said Witten couldn't run after the catch. I guess it's OK to ignore the fact that Witten is superior in every other role of TE to Cooley and pretty much every other TE in the league. You can’t even argue that he’s not the best TE. The only way Cooley or Gates come close to Witten is if you’re comparing their offensive numbers, and Witten is pretty much neck and neck with them.
Anyway, in the story, the Dallas morning News pointed out that Cooley wasn't even the best YAC TE in the NFC East. Martellus Bennett was the 2nd best TE (with over 30 catches) in the league, and IIRC his YAC was over 7 yards.
Coming from A&M, Bennett was already an average to above average blocker. Playing behind Witten for a few years, I could see Bennett surpassing Jason Witten. Of course, I’ll never respect any Cowboy more than Jason Witten.
Like I said, there are lower tenders than $1.5 million. I really believe this just means the Cowboys feel Rodney Hannah is ready for game action. He better be because it would be a waste IMO to burn another pick on a TE. Whoever is the 3rd, they'll see important time with Dallas. Whenever Cricket gets hurt (which is often), Dallas roles with 3 TE/H-backs quite a bit.
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