Former Cowboys TE on Jason Witten: ‘I hated him'

Jason Witten is one of the most likeable players on the Dallas Cowboys. His work ethic, toughness, grit and willingness to take a leadership role on the club has earned him the adoration of most everyone.

But apparently not former teammate and current New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett.

In the promo video for an ESPN E:60 feature on The Brothers Bennett -- Martellus and his brother, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett -- the former didn’t mince words about Witten.

“Witten didn’t talk to me when I was in Dallas, he didn’t help me,” Martellus says in the video. “Very rarely did we talk.”

“I hated him. I hated Witten.”

Bennett was the Cowboys’ second-round draft choice in 2008 and spent four seasons with Dallas. Over that span, he caught 85 passes for 846 yards and four touchdowns. Witten, who started every game over those years ahead of Bennett on the depth chart, logged 348 catches for 3,926 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Bennett has made a much more significant impact in his time with the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, and now in his first year with New England. He caught three touchdowns in Tom Brady’s return to the field in Week 5.

The “brofile,” as ESPN is billing the Bennett feature, airs Wednesday night at 8 p.m. If you can’t watch, be sure to set your DVRs, because it promises to be straight fire emojis from the Bennetts.

Martellus is also seen in the promo saying there are a “bunch of b*tches” on the roster, and Michael says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t good at his job. 

Bonus Witten love: If Martellus has you down, here's that glorious stiff-arm from Witten in last week's win over the Cincinnati Bengals:

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