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Cowboys offered trade for TE Martellus Bennett

by griba

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 12 at 2:07 PM

Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones said yesterday that he turned down an offer for one of his young players before Tuesday's trade deadline and today reports indicate that player was Tight End Martellus Bennett.

"I just think that's part of this league and part of things going on the NFL," Bennett says. "I'm happy to be a Cowboy. This is where I want to be so thank you Jerry."

The Cincinnati Bengals were apparently the team trying to acquire his rights. Bennett was a second round draft pick of the Cowboys in 2008.

"For the most part, you never know what's going to happen at any time," says Bennett. "Trades happen. People swap people for other people and things like that, so I'm just blessed to be in a situation where anyone wants me."

Jones turned down whatever the offer the Bengals had on the table but Jones did say he was offered at least one premium draft pick for Bennett.
So does he feel like he has to live up to anything now?

"I don't feel pressure," he says. "I don't pressure myself to do anything. I just do my job and do what they ask me to do every day."