Former Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett doesn’t have too many fond memories of his four years with the organization.
Bennett, now with the Patriots, ripped the Cowboys for not being a “team” during his tenure, and proceeded to take a shot at Jason Witten in an interview featuring himself and his brother, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, with ESPN.com.
Martellus Bennett joined the Cowboys in 2008 as a second-round draft pick out of Texas A&M, and spent his first four years with the team. Over that stretch, Bennett caught 85 passes for 846 yards with four touchdowns.
In four seasons since leaving the Cowboys, inclduing one with the Giants and the past three with the Chicago Bears, Bennett has 263 receptions for 2,740 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns.
The Cowboys went 34-30 in those four seasons, making the playoffs once in 2009 when Wade Phillips was the head coach. Bennett was on the team in 2010 when Jason Garrett took over for Phillips, as well as in 2011 – Garrett’s first full season as head coach.
But Bennett took a shot at the Cowboys’ chemistry, saying: “I’ve only been on two teams where the guys were a team – the Giants and now with the Patriots.
Bennett and his brother were then quoted on various figures in the NFL, including Witten.
Bennett on Witten: “I hated Jason Witten. I appreciated his game, but I always hated him.”