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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Bennett injury could help Pociask

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Martellus Bennett is out for 2-4 weeks with a high ankle sprain and his injury will impact decisions the Cowboys make in regards to the 53-man roster.

“We’ll have to see how we can kind of make those work for the short term and for the long term,” coach Jason Garrett said when asked about the injuries of Bennett and cornerback Josh Thomas. “We’ve had some general discussions on those issues, but we’ll get more specific after this game on Thursday.”

For a few weeks we’ve talked about the possibility of the Cowboys going without a true fullback on the final roster. Jason Witten, Bennett and John Phillips are the locks at tight end, but Bennett’s injury could open up a position for Jason Pociask.

Pociask was a tight end at the start of training camp but was switched to fullback during the practices inside the Alamodome. Last Saturday at Minnesota the Cowboys rotated Chris Gronkowski, Shaun Chapas and Pociask to give them all work with the first-team offense.

Of the three Pociask gives them the most position flexibility. He was on the first-team punt coverage unit vs. the Vikings, but Gronkowski and Chapas were on the first-team kick return team.