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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

Thursday's 60-second rant: Could Cowboys be a contender?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
An impressive Week One upset victory over the archrival Giants on a national stage could bode well for the Cowboys’ future.

Cowboys romp past Giants to open season

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw three TD passes to lead the Cowboys over the Giants in the NFL season opener on Wednesday night.

Cowboys TE Witten to play in season opener

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is active for Wednesday night’s season opener. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Witten was medically cleared. 

Report: Witten offers to sign waiver to play

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ noon ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is doubtful for Wednesday's opener vs. the Giants but is reportedly willing to sign a medical waiver so he can play.

Witten doubtful, Nicks questionable for opener

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is doubtful for Wednesday night’s NFL season opener against the Giants, and Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is questionable.

Giants will start Locklear at left tackle

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Giants will replace starting OLT Will Beatty with journeyman Sean Locklear in the season opener against the Cowboys.

No new labor talks scheduled for refs, NFL

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
After meeting this weekend, the NFL and the referees' union have no further talks planned.

Cowboys have to wait for CT scan on Witten

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten won't know until Tuesday if he will be cleared to play in the season opener.

Cowboys release QB McGee, sign TE Cochart

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released No. 3 QB Stephen McGee and claimed TE Colin Cochart off waivers from Cincinnati on Saturday.

Rookie WR Coale among final cuts for Cowboys

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
Rookie WR Danny Coale was released Friday by the Cowboys, who had to cut 22 players to get to the NFL-mandated roster of 53.

Dolphins ship OL Cook to Cowboys

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:05 a.m. ET
The Dolphins traded reserve OL Ryan Cook to the Cowboys for a 2013 seventh-round pick, according to multiple reports.

Dolphins charter jet clips other plane at DFW airport

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
A plane chartered by the Dolphins clipped a parked plane as it prepared to take off from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Former NFL WR Hurd ordered jailed in drug case

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
A judge has ordered ex-NFL WR Sam Hurd jailed indefinitely for allegedly failing drug tests and attempting to arrange a drug deal while out on bond.

Cowboys have guidelines in place for Dez Bryant

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday the Cowboys have a set of guidelines in place for WR Dez Bryant to hold him accountable.

Cowboys make cuts, place Kowalski on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Cowboys released 11 players on Monday and placed C-OG Kevin Kowalski on the reserve/PUP list.

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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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