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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

Midseason headliners — for better or worse

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:28 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman's ability to stage fourth-quarter comebacks helps explain why the Buccaneers are PFW's choice as the most surprising team at the halfway point. Read on to discover our picks for best team, most disappointing team, league MVP ...

Jones must get out of own way

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:16 a.m. ET
The Cowboys hit rock bottom Sunday night with an overmatched offensive line and no running game, but it has been a void in leadership that has left a Super Bowl-caliber roster performing like an expansion franchise.

Cowboys' reeling continues in 45-7 loss to Pack

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 12:18 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Jackson scored twice and Green Bay routed the free-falling Cowboys 45-7 on Sunday night.

Packers-Cowboys prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week Nine Packers-Cowboys game.

Cowboys continue to struggle at free safety

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Dallas' long-standing problems at free safety haven't been alleviated by Alan Ball, who is proving to be no more than a stopgap, according to NFC East Whispers.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys must examine right side of O-line

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys headed into this season feeling good overall about their offensive line, but problems have cropped up at almost every spot.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Colledge does not practice for Packers

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
The most noteworthy development on the Packers-Cowboys Thursday injury report was the disclosure that starting OLG Daryn Colledge (back) did not participate in the Thursday practice after seeing limited action in the practice the previous day.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys sign CB McCann to 53-man roster

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have elevated CB Bryan McCann from their practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys release former third-rounder Williams

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released former third-round pick LB Jason Williams, whose contributions had been mostly on special teams.

Kitna doesn’t spell doom for Cowboys’ receivers

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
The fact that QB Jon Kitna is starting for the injured Tony Romo doesn't mean you should abandon hope for the Dallas receiving corps.

Cowboys' Jones should make coaching change

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
As if it wasn't clear in last Monday's loss to the Giants, the Cowboys confirmed on Sunday that they are a team that will lose a lot of games this season.

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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