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Martellus Bennett is 'too sexy to be a tackle'

We ran into tight end Martellus Bennett on Wednesday and we asked him about working out with the offensive linemen during the offseason.

Bennett said he's "too sexy to be a tackle" but still good enough to be a promising tight end in the Cowboys offense.

Jerry Jones has praised Bennett's work, saying he's determined to improve on last season's rough season when he caught just 15 passes for 159 yards and no touchdowns.

"Martellus Bennett is really excelling in his offseason work and his strength and conditioning," Jones said. "We're really getting top-reviews from [strength and conditioning coach] Joe Juraszek as to how intense he is and how much progress he's making."

Bennett said he had strong workouts last year and it carried over into training camp, when it seemed he caught every pass. But when the season started, Bennett had four catches the first five weeks of the season and was inactive for two because of a concussion.

John Phillips surpassed him on the depth chart when Bennett was recovering and the team was impressed by him. When the season was over Phillips had just eight fewer catches than Bennett and he played in every game, and caught passes in just four regular season games.

"That's done with," Bennett said of 2009."I learned from it, grew from it. I became a better player because of it. I was out with concussions and I really thought John Phillips did a great job. I helped him out as much as I could, he's one of my closest friends on the team. So, I love to see the guy do well, whether it's blocking or catching the ball as long as one of us catches the ball."