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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 improve to 2-0 under Garrett

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Bryan McCann grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, Miles Austin had two short touchdown catches and 38-year-old Jon Kitna had a career-best 29-yard touchdown run to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-19 victory ...

Cowboys' Bryant becoming star in the making

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Cowboys rookie WR Dez Bryant has shown enough that you can say he has the talent to be one of the best wideouts in the game if he works on the details.

Poll: Garrett won't retain Cowboys' coaching job

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 2:17 a.m. ET
Despite the Cowboys' impressive upset of the Giants in his first game as interim head coach, PFW readers don't believe Jason Garrett will be Dallas' head coach when the 2011 regular season rolls around.

A closer look at how interim coaches have fared

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
With Jason Garrett having been handed the interim head-coaching job of the Cowboys, PFW's Mike Wilkening looks back at the results turned in by interim head coaches in recent years.

Garrett's simplicity improves Cowboys' recipe

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The Cowboys played their best game of the season in Jason Garrett's first game, giving him a chance to keep the job if he can keep them playing at this level.

Garrett gives Cowboys focused look

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
With half a season to show his mettle, Dallas interim head coach Jason Garrett quickly appears to have made some radical changes to the Cowboys' disconnected culture.

Cowboys' Garrett wins debut over Giants

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Jon Kitna passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns and the Dallas Cowboys looked revitalized with new coach Jason Garrett running the team in a 33-20 victory that served as a reality check for the New York Giants on Sunday.

Power outage delays Giants-Cowboys for 12 minutes

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Smoke coming out of a transformer led to a power outage at New Meadowlands Stadium, delaying the Giants-Cowboys game for 12 minutes.

Garrett has chance to keep Cowboys' job

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
Much of the talk after Wade Phillips was fired was centered on who the Cowboys would pursue to be their next head coach, but the way we hear it, interim coach Jason Garrett has a real opportunity to get the ...

NFC East midseason reports

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Hakeem Nicks' nine TD catches in eight games has delighted the Giants, and fantasy owners as well. Read our midseason reports on the NFC East teams.

Cowboys DE Spears, S Owusu-Ansah to IR

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Cowboys DE Marcus Spears and S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah will be placed on injured reserve to clear roster space for DL Jeremy Clark and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen.

Rookie Meter: Bryant provides spark for Cowboys

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has been on fire since QB Jon Kitna took over at QB for the Cowboys. After another big game, Bryant creeps up this week's Rookie Meter.

Spears (calf) to miss 4-6 weeks

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Cowboys DE Marcuse Spears suffered a calf strain in the team's Week Nine blowout loss to the Packers and will miss the next 4-6 weeks.

Cowboys fire Wade Phillips

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have fired head coach Wade Phillips and named Jason Garrett their interim head coach.

Garrett must change culture of Cowboys

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
With Wade Phillips out and Jason Garrett in, we take a look at what's next for the Cowboys for the rest of this season — and beyond.

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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