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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 need safety net with Sensabaugh hurt

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
With the news that SS Gerald Sensabaugh injured his shoulder and would miss 3-4 weeks, it became possible he would not heal in time for the Cowboys' opener in Washington.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

Witten accepts PFW Humanitarian Award

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten was presented with Pro Football Weekly's 12th annual Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award at the team's training facility in Oxnard, Calif., on Wednesday evening.

Cowboys lose another starter for the preseason

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Gerald Sensabaugh becomes the fourth Cowboys starter who will miss the rest of the preseason after injuring his left shoulder. His availability for the season opener is in jeopardy.

Report: Cowboys SS Sensabaugh out 3-4 weeks

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Cowboys SS Gerald Sensabaugh will miss 3-4 weeks after suffering a subluxation in his left shoulder during Saturday night's preseason game against the Chargers, according to ESPN Dallas.

Cowboys' Witten changes people's lives

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 10:15 a.m. ET
A combination of modesty and drive off the football field has helped Jason Witten earn Pro Football Weekly's 2010 Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award.

Cowboys WR Bryant getting healthy

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Cowboys rookie WR Dez Bryant is making a rapid recovery from a sprained right ankle and is optimistic that he'll be able to play in one or two preseason games.

Man coverage suits Cowboys' Jenkins well

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
CB Mike Jenkins took about as big a leap as you can make a season ago, and playing in the Cowboys' man-coverage scheme helped a lot, as well as better preparation and understanding of the schemes.

Cowboys TE Phillips out for season with torn ACL

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Cowboys suffered their first major injury of the preseason, losing TE John Phillips to a torn ACL that he suffered in Sunday night's Hall of Fame game.

Cowboys beat turnover-prone Bengals

Posted Aug. 08, 2010 @ 11:26 p.m. ET
The Dallas Cowboys forced four turnovers, got three field goals from David Buehler and an interception return for a touchdown by Brandon Sharpe for a 16-7 victory over Cincinnati in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night.

Cowboys TE Phillips, Bengals RB Leonard suffer injuries

Posted Aug. 08, 2010 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
There were a couple casualties from the first half of Sunday night's Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.

Smith made it to Canton his way

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB Emmitt Smith’s rushing record might be the single greatest statistical achievement in football, but it's the way he achieved this near-unbreakable mark that was most impressive.

Spears sprains knee, out 4-6 weeks

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 12:47 a.m. ET
Cowboys DE Marcus Spears suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee Thursday in the team's final practice in San Antonio. He's expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, throwing into doubt his availability for Week One ...

Cowboys rookie Bryant out 4-6 weeks

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will be out 4-6 weeks after suffering a high right ankle sprain near the end of practice Friday. That means the first-round pick could miss the rest of training camp and possibly be ready for the ...

Bryant injury a big blow to starting aspirations

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
The high ankle sprain suffered by WR Dez Bryant in the first week of camp was a big blow for the first-round pick, who was off to a great start.

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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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