Martellus Bennett

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    September 26, 2012

    Former Cowboys Tight End Martellus Bennett Was Just too Metrosexual For Dallas

    The Cowboys nabbed Martellus Bennett in the second round of the 2008 draft with hopes that the 6-foot-6 tight end would be good to have on the other side of the formation from Pro Bowler Jason Witten. That never really came to pass, and Bennett was written off as a disappointment. It was a surprise ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    World AIDS Day to Wrap Up With Speeches Downtown and a Service at Cathedral of Hope

    ​The World AIDS Day broadcast from D.C., featuring the likes of Presidents Clinton, Dubya and Obama alongside Bono and Alicia Keyes, is livestreaming here. Tune in for "the beginning of the end," a reference to breaking news that researchers are now a little bit closer to an AIDS vaccine. Tonight ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Dallas-Denver: Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection

    ​Yes, thanks for asking, I am indeed ready for some football. And tonight we'll all get a smidge, in the form of Cowboys-Broncos in Arlington at 7:30. Jason Garrett said he plans to play his starters a series, or about 8 to 12 plays. Same with the Broncos and their new coach John Fox. ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Cowboys Practice in San Antonio Finally

    *Jason Garrett may be changing the culture but his clock might be a bit off. Today's 10 a.m. walkthrough at The Alamodome started at precisely ... 10:30. Actually, he has an excuse. The NFL Players Association was here to get the players' vote to recertify the union. *Look for first-round draft ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    There's an Important Basketball Game in the Metroplex Tonight Played by the Dallas ... Cowboys

    Everson vs. Irvin, hoops style​If the Mavs-Thunder somehow doesn't do it for you, how about some Colonial golf out in Fort Worth or even a basketball game played by football players? After delivering a eulogy for his dear friend Ron Springs at his Carrollton funeral this morning, forme ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Players 2, Owners 0: But the NFL Still Isn't Back to Normal Business Hours

    ​Was talking to Cowboys' long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur yesterday when the news broke: "Judge Susan Nelson rules for players. Lockout to be lifted."Him: "What does that mean? We're back to work tomorrow?"Me: "Um, I'm not sure." At the time -- as usual -- I felt like an uninformed dork, clueless t ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Martellus Bennett Ruins Texas A&M's One Shining Moment

    Danielle Adams: Charlotte Barkley?​And you thought I was actually going to blab about women's basketball? Okay, here goes: Texas A&M beat Notre Dame for the National Championship last night. Love coach Gary Blair, who cut his coaching teeth at South Oak Cliff High School. But, let's be ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' 2009 Draft Class = The Really Dirty Dozen

    ​At the time - April 30, 2009 - I called the Dallas Cowboys' draft class of 2009 a "dirty dozen." And, no, it was a compliment. Fast-forward to today and, unfortunately, it's uglier than ever. Making room on the roster for a tight end in light of another injury to another tight end (Martellus ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    At Least One Cowboys' Problem Is Fixed: Felix the Phat

    ​Looks like about 3.5 times more of you - 885,000 homes to 250,000 homes - watched the Dallas Cowboys over the Texas Rangers on Sunday, so let's not shun football today. Though Leonard Davis is admitting he sucks and Martellus Bennett is hurt and the Cowboys are 1-3 and old kicker Nick Folk i ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Titans 34, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. No two ways around it, your Dallas Cowboys are not a good football team. They are a collection of talented football players. But together they are not a good team. In linebacker Keith Brooking's words, "We play really stupid football at crucial times in the game." 9. Tony Romo was ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection: 8.23.10

    ​The Cowboys are 2-1 in the preseason. They've suffered numerous injuries but only one serious (tight end John Phillips). The defense has been at times dominating. The offense has been sporadic at best. Kickers Mat McBriar and David Buehler look reliable. Add it all up and - with meanin ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Kosier Goes Down and the Cowboys are Almost Out

    ​When Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo drops back to pass Saturday night he'll do it behind an offensive line missing 2/5th of its starters. Not. Good. Starting left guard Kyle Kosier is the latest casualty after his right knee was rolled into by a pile on a running play during Wedn ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Your Dallas Cowboys' Offense: Preseason or Panic?

    ​Dez Bryant is out. Martellus Bennett is angry. Marc Colombo is hurt. The Dallas Cowboys aren't scoring. And even mild-mannered offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is mad. You worried? The Cowboys have had 22 offensive possessions without a touchdown in two exhibition games. It's the first t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    If Only Martellus Bennett Could Play Football

    ​At this rate, Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett will finish the season with more apologies than catches. Again yesterday Marty B was trying to explain another episode of "embarrassing the franchise", this time when nude self-portraits showed up on the internet at a site called ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Uh Oh, Martellus Bennett is at it Again.

    Maybe you find Martellus Bennett's video offensive. Or not. He's dancing around in a fake beard exclaiming to be Osama Bin Laden and saying "I'm here ... making bombs." If you lost a loved one in 9/11 or in the armed forces overseas in pursuit of Bin Laden and his allies, it's probably maddening.& ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    SMU Cornerback Gets His Bell Rung

    ​Last Sept. 12, SMU cornerback Derrius Bell suffered a concussion in a game at Alabama-Birmingham. Sidelined for three weeks, he returned against TCU and, on the game's first play, violently hit a Frog receiver after a reception. The tackle forced a fumble, and gave Bell another concussi ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Do You Trust Jerry Jones in the NFL Draft?

    ​A month from tonight - that's right, tonight - the NFL Draft will commence in prime for the first time. Currently with the 27th overall pick, what will your Dallas Cowboys do? A safety? Perhaps Southern Cal's Taylor Mays or Texas' Earl Thomas? An offensive lineman for when, not if, Flozell A ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Turn Back the Clock, Cowboys Fans. So ... Wouldja?

    I like to prod ol' Uncle Wade but, let's face, his fixed defense is the reason there's hope in Cowboyville. ​Jason Garrett is clueless. Roy Williams is a bust. Martellus Bennett is a non-factor. Felix Jones has lost a step. Nick Folk has the yips. Marc Colombo is hurt. Ken Hamlin ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.6.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys: Witten's Whereabouts?

    ​Jason Witten will never say it, so I'll do it for him: Gimme the damn ball! Especially in the red zone!! I generally support Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, but this is getting ridiculous. When the red-head calls plays in the red zone it makes Cowboys' fans red-fac ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    The Ugliest Cowboys' Win in the History of Ever?

    ​Last year's 13-9 win over Tampa Bay was ugly. I seemed to remember a 10-6 yawner over Buffalo in 2003. And, of course, there was the 9-7 classic over the Redskins on Monday Night Football in 2001 when both teams entered 0-4. I'm sure there are others, but yesterday's Cowboys 26, C ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    The Mayor and MartyB

    Patrick Michels​We just received the following press release from City Hall for an event taking place at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow:Mayor Tom Leppert, Dallas Cowboy Tight End #80 Martellus Bennett and former Los Angeles Raider Tim Brown will announce the Second Annual Passport to Health Diabetes Awarenes ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    Broncos 17, Cowgirls 10. My Top 10 Observations.

    ​10. Fox's Pam Oliver stinks. While she was busy reading some shallow, pre-orchestrated featurette, we went three series before learning that Gerald Sensabaugh was out with a bum thumb. And though Marion Barber played just one snap in the second half, we never received an update. 9. Not ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    You Betcha: Week 1

    ​See that? Over there. To your right? That's not the money you could be saving with GEICO. It's the money you lost last year betting with Richie Whitt. But, alas, in the spirit of persistence, stubborness and doubling down, we're back at it again in 2009. I owe it to you and myself (and ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *93.3 FM - the station formerly known as The Zone, The Bone, Quality Rock and who knows what all else - has for the last day or so been "stunting." That is, playing nonsense in advance of flip ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp: Success Over Circus

    ​No Terrell Owens. No Pacman Jones. No Michael Vick or Brett Favre or Michael Crabtree. No drama. To which I say ... Yes! Last summer the Dallas Cowboys broke camp fat 'n happy and consumed with personal agendas. After a successful training camp at San Antonio's Alamodome in which the fo ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Marty Be Freaky. Marty Be Funny. Marty Be Good.

    When he's not busy being all weird and great, he's even trying to improve his blocking. ​To my eyes, second-year tight end Martellus Bennett is the early star of training camp. And I'm not just saying that because he stole the show with his impromptu rapping at The Dallas Observer Music Awa ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 2

    ​Send me your players and/or topics to watch and I'll, well, watch 'em. 10. Goofball or not, Martellus Bennett is a badass. He's got the biggest, softest, best hands on the team. Marty B doesn't catch. He plucks. Expect to see plenty two-tight end sets with him and Jason Witten ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys' Final 53-Man Roster Will Look Like ...

    Let's not get greedy. For now we'd settle for a win in December.​This? Just hours before the first practice of training camp here at The Alamodome, I decided to doodle up what the Cowboys' final roster will look like come the Sept. 13th opener at Tampa Bay. It starts here. And ends up below ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Cowboys' Camp Questions?

    Home Sweet Dome.​A year ago at this time I was pegging the Dallas Cowboys for the "Super Bowl." Last time we saw them however - 44-6 losers in Philly on Dec. 28 - it was "or bust." Coming off 2008's 9-7 disaster, the Cowboys have shedded from their roster the leading receiver (Ter ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    DOMAXXI: Video, Audio and, Of Course, Some Photo Booth Love...

    The above clip is one man's take--this "one man" in question being Pugs & Kelly producer Eric Marc--on Tuesday night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony. Warning: There is puke involved. (To be fair, I never promised it was gonna be a classy party...)But others are still talking DOMA in the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    What You Missed at Last Night's Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Dared to mingle with the younger, hipper, more talented crowd at The Granada last night and bumped into: *Martellus Bennett, who hopped up on staged and rapped like three songs. (Famous brother in tow.) *Mike Modano. (Famous wife in tow.) *Joey Greco. (Famous Cheaters crew in tow.) Fo ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Because, Sure, When You Think Dallas Observer Music Awards, the Names "Mike Modano and Willa Ford" Pop to Mind

    Patrick MichelsPatrick Michels is putting the finishing touches on what's sure to be a sprawling slide show from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards at the Granada. (Hence, the reason for no DC9 postings today -- but, look, back in my day, we wrapped around 1 a.m., grabbed an early breakfast, ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Videos of the Week: Sports, Sex and Stupidity

    Lots of stuff hit the Internet while I was on vacation. Let's play some peek-a-boo catch-up, shall we? ERIN ANDREWS I can't legally directly link to the Erin Andrews video - you know the one - but I can say that I saw it last week at a site that rhymed with smotally nsfw dot com. I wa ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    (Free!) Gig Alert: DOMAXXI Awards Show! (Now With Presenters! And, As Always, Free!)

    Ha! Like you didn't already know.Alas, I'll tell you anyway: Tonight, we make the Big Reveals and announce the winners to your 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards, bringing yet another wildly success awards season to a close. Fun fact: More than 1,700 people stopped through the six venues we ran for ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    B-Hamp's B Dash Album Drops Today... And He'll Sign Your Copy, If Ya Want

    Life will be imitating art pretty much all night tonight as B-Hamp celebrates the release of his full-length debut, B Dash, by stopping and posing for the frame (thanks, I'll be here all week) at a slew of events scheduled to take place around town tonight.First up, at the Eargazum store at the Sou ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Rock Out With Your Block Out

    Since I rip Ken Hamlin's birthday parties and Martellus Bennett's rap videos, guess I should lay into Leonard Davis' band as well. Wait, Leonard Davis is in a rock band? I saw Dallas Cowboys' offensive lineman Marc Columbo at a Godsmack concert at the Palladium in 2006 and wondered what he'd lo ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    The Place to be This Weekend: Ticketstock

    I say this with zero amount of snarkiness or sarcasm: Ticketstock is cool. From Nolan Ryan last year to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar this weekend, 1310 AM The Ticket has created a perfectly-timed phenomenom affording sports geeks (myself included) the unique - and FREE - opportunity to rub elbows w ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Jerry Jones' Promises of Change Have Been Mostly Empty So Far

    Doesn't seem that the Dallas Cowboys have learned their lesson or changed one smidge

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    January 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.30.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Cowboys fined Martellus Bennett one game check for an obscenity-laced and offensive rap video. Interesting to see what they'll do to Anthony Spencer, who actually broke the law and got arrested. * ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Tom Landry Would Not Be Amused

    A few Dallas Cowboys quick hits, apropos on a morning blanketed with a freezing fog. We begin, where else, with MartyB -- which is to say, tight (not bright) end Martellus Bennett, who follows his now-vanished rap video ("Romo, homo, etc.") with the apology below. is reporting that the ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Once An Aggie ...

    Over the weekend, Martellus Bennett posted this video in which he's sporting a Dallas Cowboys helmet while throwing down some decidedly NSFW rhymes that are, let's face it, not terribly tight for a tight end. Only way it coulda been worse? If he'd been sporting Mom jeans, which are worth some 502 co ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 13

    Something I never envisioned typing along my life’s journey: Thank you, Martellus Bennett. But because of the backup tight end’s athletic, dramatic touchdown grab in Washington last week I’m still in bidness. Barely. Down a cool $7,500 this season, but in better shape than the poo ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Cowboys Are Back on Track

    With a gutsy win in Washington the Cowboys saved their season and restored our hope. Now what?

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    November 16, 2008

    Cowboys 14, Redskins 10

    The Cowboys season was saved by ... Martellus Bennett?! You shittin' me? With one foot in the grave, the Dallas Cowboys not only climbed out of a death-trap deficit tonight in Washington but also resurrected their season. Admit it, with Tony Romo short-arming wobblers and Wade Phillips’ 3- ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 5

    In the final analysis, no, actually, it wasn't that great. Interesting, but not great. HBO’s Hard Knocks is over. Which means the season is beginning. After a five-week series that showed that – surprise! – two of the Cowboys’ leaders are Terrell Owens and Tank Johnson, we no longer ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 2

    Must-see TV. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 2. Or did I miss something? 5. Former scout and Jason’s dad, Jim Garrett, “running” as slow – and as consistent – as humanly possible. 4. Linebacker Zach Thomas fielding punts as smooth as Patrick Crayton. ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Wednesday Morning

    Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>

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