The New England Patriots have dealt defensive end Michael Bennett to the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jordan Schultz.
The compensation for the Patriots is a seventh-round pick that could become a sixth-rounder. New England previously acquired Bennett in a draft-night trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in April, surrendering a fifth-round pick in exchange for the veteran defensive lineman and a seventh-rounder.
In six games with the Pats, Bennett recorded only six tackles, though he did compile 2.5 sacks. His playing time was limited in New England’s defensive line rotation.
New England is trading DE Michael Bennett to the Dallas Cowboys for 7th-round pick that can go to a 6th-round pick in 2021, league sources tell @Schultz_Report and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2019
Bennett was suspended by the Patriots for their game against the New York Jets on Monday night due to “conduct detrimental to the team.
The punishment stemmed from an altercation he had with his position coach.
“On Friday, I had a philosophical disagreement with my position coach that has led to my suspension. I apologize to my teammates for any distraction this may have caused,” Bennett said.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Bennett should be able to carve out a role on Dallas’ defensive front alongside DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn.