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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

Jones maintains Phillips will not get fired

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
After yet another embarrassing home loss, this time to the Jaguars, Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips got another vote of confidence from owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

Garrard leads Jaguars past crumbling Cowboys 35-17

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
David Garrard tied a club record with four touchdown passes and ran for another while narrowly missing a perfect quarterback rating, leading the Jaguars to a 35-17 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Kitna's arm means Cowboys mustn't change dramatically

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
There are actually silver linings to the Tony Romo collarbone injury that will keep him out at least six weeks at a time when there are very few Mr. Brightsides in the Greater Dallas area.

Cowboys may start third-stringer at left guard

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
News just keeps getting worse for the 1-5 Cowboys. They could be starting third-string OG Phil Costa at left guard in Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Cowboys' Romo won't have surgery, faces 6-8 week timetable

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Cowboys QB Tony Romo won't need surgery on his broken collarbone and could return to the field in 6-8 weeks, Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said today.

Best-case scenario for Romo

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Cowboys QB Tony Romo will only miss six weeks following Monday night's clavicle and collarbone injury, according to NFL Network reporter Michael Lombardi.

Romo breaks collarbone; Giants beat Cowboys 41-35

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:40 a.m. ET
Giants QB Eli Manning threw four TD passes, pacing the division-leading Giants to a 41-35 win over the Cowboys, who fell to 1-5 and lost QB Tony Romo to a broken left clavicle.

Romo injury leaves Kitna in tough spot

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 11:10 p.m. ET
The broken left clavicle suffered by Tony Romo in Monday night's game puts a much less mobile Jon Kitna in the spotlight, where he'll be playing behind a lumbering offensive line.

Romo out with fractured clavicle

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Cowboys QB Tony Romo was knocked out of the Monday-night game against the Giants with a fractured left clavicle. Early reports suggested he might be sidelined for several months, leaving the starting job to Jon Kitna.

Inactives for Giants-Cowboys

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
The Giants and Cowboys have announced their inactive list for the final game of the Week Seven slate.

Romo or not, Cowboys destined to fail

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
We saw everything we needed to know about this Cowboys team in their loss to the Giants, and it had absolutely nothing to do with Tony Romo.

What has happened to Cowboys CB Jenkins?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins has taken to grabbing opposing receivers' jerseys when he is beat in coverage, which is a bad habit for a player who had been developing into one of the league's fine young corners.

Cowboys OG Kosier to miss 2-3 weeks

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Cowboys starting LG Kyle Kosier will miss games for the second time this season, this time because of a strained right Achilles tendon.

Vikings players of the week

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players of the week from the Vikings' 24-21 win over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Vikings win battle of underachievers

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown gave Minnesota a spark to start the second half, and the Vikings overcame another uneven game by Brett Favre in a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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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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