Jerry Jones says Dallas the Cowboys will ‘utilize’ Michael Bennett than Patriots
The Dallas Cowboys recently acquired defensive end, Michael Bennett, from the New England Patriots. There is a lot of confidence from the Cowboys that Bennett will provide a boost to their defensive line production.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes that Bennett will find greater success with the Cowboys than what he achieved with the Patriots. Jones attributed a difference in the two team’s defensive schemes as a key reason for that.
“The scheme that they had him working in up in New England had a lot to do with us being able to trade for him,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “Probably didn’t utilize what he can bring as much as we will be able to utilize it. Secondly, he likes to play. He wants on that field. And you say, ‘Well, duh. Doesn’t everybody?’ When he’s not on the field, he’s not as happy as when he can get out there and try to make plays.”
The situation with Bennet and the Patriots proved to be problematic after there a week-long suspension as a result of a “philosophical disagreement” between the defensive lineman and his position coach. He was asked about the conversation that earned him the suspension and it sounded like it may have not been related to playing time as he said it was ‘just about life.’
The role that Bennett will play with the Cowboys is expected to be larger than what he played with the Patriots. However, it’s unknown if he will make his debut with his new team when they face the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.