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Saturday, August 27, 2011
Martellus Benett suffers ankle injury

By Todd Archer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Martellus Bennett’s evening is over because of a right ankle injury.

Bennett suffered the injury with 2:55 left in the third quarter and needed help to get to the sideline. He was taken by cart for X-rays.

If the injury is serious, John Phillips would move to the backup role behind Jason Witten. Martin Rucker is the only other tight end on the roster, however, fullback Jason Pociask is a tight end by trade. The Cowboys could look for tight end help once teams begin to cut players.

There was a feeling the Cowboys could carry four tight ends on the 53-man roster and not have a true fullback. Bennett’s injury could tinker with those plans.