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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

Could Roy Williams break through for Cowboys?

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
If history is any indication, we should not get too excited about WR Roy Williams' breakout game in Week Three.

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Dallas backfield tilting toward Barber

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
So much for Felix Jones finally getting his time to shine in the Cowboys' backfield. Through three games, Marion Barber is still the team's lead dog.

Report: Kosier to miss four weeks

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
OLG Kyle Kosier re-injured his right knee in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' Week Three win over the Texans and could miss up to four weeks, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Cowboys top Texans 27-13, earn first win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Roy Williams, Marion Barber ran for another score and the Dallas Cowboys got their first win by beating the Houston Texans 27-13 on Sunday.

Cowboys release FB Anderson, promote TE Chandler

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have released FB Deon Anderson. The fourth-year player had been with Dallas his entire career, compiling 70 total yards and one touchdown in 39 games.

A 'star' is born

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Emmitt Smith's Hall of Fame career first took shape 20 years ago in a pair of contests against the rival Washington Redskins.

Cowboys say they remain committed to run

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has been at the controls of an offense that has called 100 pass plays and only 42 runs.

Cowboys TE Witten, CB Jenkins feel fine

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
TE Jason Witten said he is feeling fine and has no headaches after hitting his head on the turf in Sunday's loss to the Bears. CB Mike Jenkins had an MRI on his right knee and said he feels ...

Eventually, Cowboys must run it effectively

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Cowboys fell to 0-2 with a series of offensive mistakes on Sunday, ones that must be corrected before the team's Week Three game at Houston.

Cowboys activate two O-linemen

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
ORT Marc Colombo and OLG Kyle Kosier are both active Sunday after Dallas had some pass-protection issues in Week One.

Cowboys' Bryant learning on the job

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
A high ankle sprain has significantly delayed the learning curve for Dallas rookie WR Dez Bryant, according to NFC East Whispers, meaning he'll need more time to produce at the level of his talent.

Cowboys' Free faces crucial tests

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
The focus of attention in Dallas could turn predominantly toward OLT Doug Free, who faces two major tests in the next two games.

Colombo, Kosier back at practice, could play Sunday

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys welcomed back two offensive linemen who have been missing since training camp on Wednesday as ORT Marc Colombo and OLG Kyle Kosier practiced for the first time in a month.

A closer handicapping look at 'America's Team'

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
With the Cowboys attracting considerable interest in Las Vegas as a potential Super Bowl team, we take a close look at how the team has fared with handicappers over the years, especially during the Tony Romo era.

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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