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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

NFC East training-camp reports

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 10:13 a.m. ET
In the fifth part of our series of training-camp reports, we look at NFC East teams, including a Redskins club with newcomer Donovan McNabb at the helm.

Cowboys' Bryant becomes first first-rounder to agree to terms

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Dez Bryant became the first draft choice from the 2010 first round to agree to terms on a contract, a reported five-year deal with the Cowboys.

NFC East sleepers few and far between

Posted July 20, 2010 @ noon ET
The NFC East stands as one of the toughest divisions, top to bottom, and there are not a lot of quality sleeper candidates with so many established stars.

Cowboys' Spears must work to keep job

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Cowboys DE Marcus Spears' name was floated around the NFL draft in trade talks, and he could be fighting DEs Stephen Bowen and Jason Hatcher to keep his starting job.

Unga, Price-Brent selected in supplemental draft

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Two of the four players available in the supplemental draft were selected in the seventh round, as the Bears nabbed Brigham Young RB Harvey Unga and the Cowboys selected Illinois DT Josh Price-Brent.

Cowboys' Ratliff says best yet to come

Posted July 03, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff was named to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and '09 and was a PFW/PFWA All-NFC selection in '09, but he says he feels he hasn't reached his potential yet.

Cowboys ILB Williams faces crowded situation

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Following the drafting of LB Sean Lee in Round Two this year, ILB Jason Williams' place on the Cowboys' roster is in doubt.

Cowboys WR Austin signs tender

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 8 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Miles Austin signed his restricted free-agent tender Friday, with an eye on reaching a long-term agreement with the team before the start of the season.

Cowboys keeping eye on Bryant's conditioning

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Cowboys knew when they drafted WR Dez Bryant that they were getting a potential steal with the 24th pick in the draft, but also a player that came with serious questions.

Cowboys’ Jones reverses field on Barber

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously had speculated publicly that RB Marion Barber might be better suited in a reserve role, but Jones hinted that Barber might remain a starter.

Cowboys, Rams make Barron-for-Carpenter deal official

Posted May 10, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Rams and Cowboys made official a trade that had been in the works for nearly a week, sending LB Bobby Carpenter to St. Louis and OT Alex Barron to Dallas in a swap of failed former first-round picks.

Cowboys considering Carpenter-for-Barron deal

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Jerry Jones had said that the team would explore adding depth at a few positions, including the offensive line, and now the Cowboys are discussing a trade for Rams OT Alex Barron.

Report: Barron-Carpenter trade nearing completion

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
A trade in which the Rams would send OT Alex Barron to the Cowboys for LB Bobby Carpenter is expected to be finalized Monday, according to NFL Network.

Vets feeling heat with rookies on board

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.

2010 draft choices by team: Cowboys

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:38 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2010 NFL draft.

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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