SAN ANTONIO --Seems like Martellus Bennett's maturity gets discussed every year in training camp. A lot has changed in Bennett's life, though: he recently got married.
Bennett, known for a fun-loving personality that's often viewed as distractable, wants to represent himself and his wife Siggi well. He also wants a bigger role in the Cowboys' offense.
Bennett said he has spoken to quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys' coaches about getting more involved as a slot receiver.
"Last year I played in the slot, but I want to do that a little bit more," Bennett said. ". . . I just want to get out there and show what I really can do."
He's listed at 275 pounds, up eight pounds from last year's estimated 268 playing weight. He said he's really more like 270, having added a few pounds of muscle. He's technically heavier but he feels lighter and quicker. And it's showing so far.
In Sunday's practice, Bennett burned safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah up the field for a 40-yard touchdown.