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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Cowboys still hunting tight ends

By Dan Graziano

It's not that the Dallas Cowboys were terribly sorry to see Martellus Bennett go -- even to the division-rival Giants. The Cowboys had seen enough of Bennett, suffered enough dropped passes and waited long enough for him to make good on what they believed was his vast potential. But Bennet did serve a role, especially in the Cowboys' two-tight end sets, and he has not been replaced. The only two tight ends on the Cowboys' roster are Jason Witten and John Phillips, and it's an area the team still would like to address before the season begins.

They could look for a tight end in the draft, and the middle rounds do offer some options. But they're looking in a number of places. Todd Archer reports that the Cowboys are looking at former Packers and Dolphins tight end Joey Haynos, who appears to be some sort of mountain and could help as a blocker if not a pass-catcher. The Cowboys have plenty of pass-catchers, including Witten, and need a tight end who can help them set the perimeter.

Expect the Cowboys to continue to look at tight end options between now and the draft and possibly even beyond, if they don't get the situation resolved on draft weekend.