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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 Spin cycle: What's wrong with Eli?

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
It wasn’t the division’s finest hour in Week Nine, with all three teams losing prior to the Eagles’ Monday-night game against the Saints.

Falcons hang on to beat Cowboys, stay undefeated

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Julio Jones 129 receiving yards and the Falcons beat the Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.

Report: League voided Saints' contract with Payton

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The NFL voided the contract extension Saints head coach Sean Payton received in September 2011, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Cowboys' Carter asked to step up inside

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
ILB Bruce Carter has come a long way in the past year and a half, and the Cowboys need him most right now.

Not a record, but THE record

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, Emmitt Smith established the all-time rushing mark but the record is not revered as it once was.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giant win puts champs in control

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Giants stand alone atop the division ahead of the Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles, all of whom lost in Week Eight.

Change, desperation in air for three teams

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles, Jets and Chargers might have reached the point of no return; examining the Cowboys' losing culture; and more from Week Eight.

Giants blow lead but hang on for win over Cowboys

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Eli Manning and the Giants remained undefeated at Cowboys Stadium with a 29-24 win Sunday after blowing a 23-point lead.

Cowboys extend Church's contract

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
The Cowboys gave S Barry Church a four-year contract extension on Friday, keeping him in Dallas through 2016.

NFL Links: Luck more impressive than RG3?

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Andrew Luck is still better than RG3, Wade Phillips has the Texans' pass rush humming and Chiefs fans are feeling neglected.

Scout's Notebook: Cowboys ORT Doug Free

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Cowboys ORT Doug Free.

Key matchup: Giants run game vs. Cowboys defense

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Giants RB Andre Brown could play a bigger role with Ahmad Bradhsaw banged up, but the Cowboys suffer a big loss with LB Sean Lee out.

Cowboys ILB Lee has season-ending toe injury

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Cowboys ILB Sean Lee will undergo season-ending surgery on his right big toe. 

Report: Cowboys agree to terms with S Peprah

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Cowboys agreed to terms on a deal with former Packers S Charlie Peprah, according to ESPN Dallas.

Mother of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones dies at 90

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Arminta Jones, the mother of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, has died. She was 90.

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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