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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 cut LB Connor, restructure three contracts

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released LB Dan Connor and restructured three contracts on Monday to get under the salary cap.

Police: Cowboys DT Ratliff's BAC twice legal limit

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Police say Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident.

Cowboys NT Ratliff arrested for DWI

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with DWI early Tuesday after his vehicle hit an 18-wheeler, according to multiple reports.

Cowboys' defensive interior should get stronger

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 9:51 p.m. ET
The Cowboys can take solace that the interior of their defense, led by ILBs Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, will remain strong when they return healthy.

Cowboys NT Ratliff (groin) done for the season

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff underwent surgery for a groin injury on Thursday, the team confirmed. He will miss the rest of the season.

Cowboys' defensive injuries starting to pile up

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Down a few starters and key performers, the Cowboys are suddenly paper thin on defense in several spots.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

Cowboys extend DE Lissemore through 2016

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The Cowboys extended the contract of DE Sean Lissemore, adding three years and $3.1 million in guarantees to the deal.

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.

Cowboys NT Ratliff suffers high ankle sprain

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 1:59 a.m. ET
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s preseason game, the team’s website confirmed. 

Cowboys again could consider moving Ratliff outside

Posted Feb. 04, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
The Cowboys finally could move Jay Ratliff off the nose if they can add depth on the defensive line.

Not everyone thinks Cowboys' Ratliff worth money

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
One pro personnnel director does not think Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff, who recently received a $40 million extension, is worth that money.

Cowboys, DT Ratliff agree on five-year extension

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff has agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with the team, it was announced Friday.

Ryan adds wrinkles to Cowboys' front

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Cowboys coordinator Rob Ryan will need to use his creativity to get production from a Cowboys' defensive front that is without Stephen Bowen.

Ware, Ratliff excited to work with Ryan

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Cowboys stars DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff barely have had time to talk to new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, but they are excited at the possibilities.

NFL hands out fines

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Multiple players received fines from the league for Week One violations.

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.

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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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