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Week 2 vs. CHI
Receiving: 7 / 45 / 0 on 8 targets
Bennett got a lot of targets once Witten was out, but he was only a safety valve for Romo and didn't look that dynamic as an athlete after the catch.
Week 3 vs. HOU
Receiving: 3 / 26 / 0 on 4 targets
Martellus Bennett caught Tony Romo's first pass of the day on an out route to the right side that resulted in a 14 yard pickup. His other three targets were on dump off passes to the middle when the other receivers were covered. Bennett did find himself on the field more in the first half then the second as the Cowboys tried to establish a power run game with Marion Barber.
Week 5 vs. TEN
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 5 targets
Bennett has the unfortunate distinction in having been the target on two of Tony Romo's interceptions. Otherwise, he was targeted often by Tony Romo but was only able to haul in two of the passes for receptions. Bennett is being used sporadically as a receiver off the line of scrimmage on downs where the Cowboys pass but only have two receivers on the field.
Week 6 vs. MIN
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Bennett was in the game for the Cowboys, but was only used as an extra blocker. They tried to target him on a screen in the 4th quarter but the pressure was too great and Romo just threw it away.
Week 7 vs. NYG
Receiving: 1 / 5 / 0 on 1 targets
Caught one short pass but was otherwise uninvolved.
Week 9 vs. GB
Receiving: 3 / 20 / 0 on 3 targets
Bennett caught a couple of screen passes and lumbered his way around the field after the catches late in the game during week 9. He didn't look particularly dominating on his plays.
Week 12 vs. NO
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 3 targets
Bennett was involved early in the game for the Cowboys, but only contributed with two short receptions that were both less than 10 yards each. Both plays were catch and run type receptions.
Week 13 vs. IND
Receiving: 3 / 24 / 0 on 3 targets
Bennett had a productive game as the second tight end for the Cowboys. As the Cowboys decided to run the ball more this week, Bennett and Jason Witten were on the field together quite a bit. As a result, Bennett ended up with three short catches on the day including a nice 7 yard pickup on playaction wherein he let his man slide in to the backfield before releasing for a short gain. Bennett creates a matchup problem for linebackers due to his natural size and is an asset to the Dallas offense right now on short passes between the hashmarks.
Week 14 vs. PHI
Receiving: 4 / 30 / 0 on 5 targets
Bennett was kept in as the blocking tight end more frequently then Jason Witten yet still managed to catch 4 balls. He caught one ball on a crossing pattern wherein quarterback Jon Kitna rolled out and ran in tandem with Bennett. His next catch came on a similar play but with Bennett running to the opposite side of the field of the rollout. Both were completed for short gains. All told, Bennett was not targeted downfield as he had been the last two weeks as the Cowboys kept him closer to the line of scrimmage as an extra blocker.
Week 15 vs. WAS
Receiving: 1 / 2 / 0 on 2 targets
Bennett was utilized as an in-line blocker against the Redskins while Jason Witten handled pass catching duties. Bennett did have one catch, but his impact was most felt keeping Jon Kitna upright and helping seal off the defensive end on run plays.
Week 16 vs. ARI
Receiving: 3 / 22 / 0 on 5 targets
Like Jason Witten, Martellus Bennett spent much of the game lined up as an in-line blocker. His catches all came on quick releases from the line when quarterback Jon Kitna was under pressure from the outside. Bennett is being utilized much of the time as an extra blocker for the quarterback or run game. All of his catches this season seem to come on audibles or designed plays where he is the quarterback's first option. Bennett's best catch came on 2nd and16 after a Jon Kitna sack. On the play, Bennett caught the ball off the right side of the line of scrimmage then barreled up field for a first down. In the ensuing contact with the defense, Bennett fumbled the ball but it was recovered by teammate Miles Austin.
Week 17 vs. PHI
Receiving: 2 / 11 / 0 on 3 targets
Backup tight end Martellus Bennett caught two of his three targets in Week 17, highlighted by an 11-yard gain in the fourth quarter. Bennett played well enough to be considered a competent backup to starter Jason Witten for next year but Dallas tends to use more one tight end formations, limiting his upside.