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Jay Ratliff

Jay Ratliff - #90 - NT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 303 lbs.
Birthday 08/29/1981
Birthplace Valdosta, GA
College Auburn
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 7th round, 10th pick by Cowboys

Cowboys cut LB Connor, restructure three contracts

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released LB Dan Connor and restructured three contracts on Monday to get under the salary cap.

Dallas Cowboys: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Dallas Cowboys, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Cowboys tag Spencer, release Sensabaugh

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on OLB Anthony Spencer and released S Gerald Sensabaugh on Monday.

Cowboys restructure several contracts

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Cowboys restructured the contracts of OLB DeMarcus Ware, WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, CB Brandon Carr and OL Ryan Cook, the team’s website confirmed.

Cowboys re-sign LS LaDouceur

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Cowboys re-signed LS L.P. LaDouceur to a five-year deal on Thursday.

Cowboys hire Dooley as WR coach

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Cowboys named former University of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley their new wide receivers coach.

Cowboys name Bisaccia special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
The Cowboys officially named Rich Bisaccia their new special-teams coordinator on Wednesday.

Police: Cowboys DT Ratliff's BAC twice legal limit

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Police say Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident.

Cowboys' Jones undermining Garrett with coaching hires

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is sending a clear message: He doesn't want Jason Garrett, but he doesn't want to fire him, either.

Cowboys NT Ratliff arrested for DWI

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with DWI early Tuesday after his vehicle hit an 18-wheeler, according to multiple reports.

Garrett no longer Cowboys' play-caller

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters Tuesday that Jason Garrett will no longer be the team’s offensive play-caller.

Bryant named PFW/PFWA Most Improved Player

Posted Jan. 19, 2013 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant matured on the field in 2012, resulting in his selection as the PFW/PFWA Most Improved Player.

Kiffin bringing the 4-3 'under' to Dallas

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
There will be some personnel and assignment changes on defense with the switch from Rob Ryan to Monte Kiffin as coordinator.

Report: Cowboys reach agreement with Kiffin

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have reached an agreement to hire veteran coach Monte Kiffin as their defensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. 

Cowboys fire defensive coordinator Ryan

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday evening after two seasons with Dallas.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 28, 2013
Police say Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident.||||||| Grapevine police on Monday said Ratliff's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.16 percent. Texas' drunken-driving standard is 0.08 percent. Ratliff was arrested last week after a late-night accident in Grapevine, about 20 miles northwest of Dallas. Ratliff's pickup truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck. Police say he later failed a field sobriety test.
Posted Sept. 04, 2012
Ratliff is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing sports hernia surgery.||||||| Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Ratliff had the surgery Thursday in Philadelphia and would be out three to six weeks, meaning he would only have a chance to play if Dallas makes the playoffs. Ratliff has played in just six games. He missed the first four with a sprained ankle before a groin injury sidelined him last month.
Posted Sept. 09, 2011
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Ratliff that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season.||||||| Ratliff, a three-time Pro Bowler (2008-10), was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round (224th overall) in 2005 out of Auburn. He has started 63 of 82 career games and has 250 tackles, 25 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, 96 pressures, 13 pass breakups and five forced fumbles. Ratliff also has 12 fumble recoveries and blocked one field goal.
Posted Sept. 17, 2010
Ratliff was fined by the NFL on Fridayfor $5,000.||||||| Ratliff was penalized for roughing the passer in the Cowboys' game against Washington, unnecessarily hitting Donovan McNabb in the knee area.
Posted Dec. 28, 2007
Ratliff was declared inactive Friday for Sunday's season finale at Washington because of a knee injury.||||||| Ratliff has started the last 14 games and has three sacks this season.

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