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FALSE PRETENSE OF INJURY: Dallas Cowboys file complaint with league regarding former DT Jay Ratliff

ORLANDO – Since the Cowboys waived defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, the Cowboys have been rather mum on any discussions regarding the move. But today, team owner Jerry Jones has confirmed the club has filed a complaint to the NFL regarding Ratliff and hopes to eventually recoup money paid to the defensive tackle. According to sources, […]

THREE LITTLE (JUICED) BEARS: Former Cowboys Joe DeCamillis, Martellus Bennett, and Jay Ratliff content being out of Hollywood atmosphere

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — While complimentary overall of the Dallas Cowboys, three former members of the organization now with the Chicago Bears considered the atmosphere there “Hollywood” compared to their current locale. Martellus Bennett said everything in Chicago is based on football, and there’s a different type of chemistry. Bears special teams coach and assistant […]

PERPLEXED IN THE METROPLEX: Jerry Jones frustrated because teammates could have used a healthy Jay Ratliff

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was cordial when initially asked about defensive tackle Jay Ratliff signing with the Chicago Bears two weeks after being cut by the Cowboys because he was too injured to play this season. “We wish him the best,” Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM. “Sounds like we could be […]

THE PLOT THICKENS: Ex-Cowboy Jay Ratliff agrees to deal with Chicago Bears; Could face Dallas in December

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys didn’t think Jay Ratliff would be able to play with them this year. Now, they’re scheduled to play against him. Just two weeks after Ratliff was released from the Cowboys for a failed physical, the defensive tackle agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Bears, who are […]

NUMBER 90 REBRANDING: Cowboys DT Marvin Austin assigned Jay Ratliff’s locker and his jersey number

Jay Ratliff left the building only a week before his No. 90 and his locker went to another defensive tackle. Marvin Austin has taken over both after the Dallas Cowboys signed him Tuesday. Austin spent two seasons with the Giants after they made him a second-round pick in 2011. He spent two games with the […]

OK, MORE SUSPENSE: Ex-Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff cleared to play, looking for a new home

Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys last week, has been medically cleared to return to action, according to his agent. Agent Mark Slough sent a letter to 31 NFL teams, advising them of Ratliff’s availability. Slough said in the letter than Dr. William Meyers, who performed sports hernia surgery on […]

CONTRACT RISK AND REWARD: Looking back at Jay Ratliff and Jason Witten deals in 2011

IRVING, Texas — A day apart in September of 2011, the Dallas Cowboys signed DT Jay Ratliff and TE Jason Witten to five-year contract extensions. Each player had two years remaining on his deal at the time, but the Cowboys wanted to reward the Pro Bowl performers with new contracts in hopes that they would […]

EX-COWBOY MOVING ON: Jay Ratliff issues statement regarding release from Dallas

IRVING, Texas – Mark Slough, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff’s agent, issued a statement from the four-time Pro Bowler regarding Ratliff’s release by the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon. Prior to a question-and-answer session regarding Ratliff’s 2012 injuries and subsequent rehab, Slough issued a short statement from Ratliff: The statement read: “First, let me say thank you […]

NO MORE SUSPENSE: Dallas Cowboys release injury plagued Jay Ratliff

IRVING, Texas– Jay Ratliff is no longer a member of the Dallas Cowboys. The team ended the year-long suspense for the defensive tackle today, by officially terminating the contract of Ratliff, placing him on the failed physical list from Reserve/PUP (Physically Unable to Perform). Ratliff has dealt with a groin injury since last year when […]

PUP AND CIRCUMSTANCE: NBC’s sideline reporter predicts Jay Ratliff’s fate

ARLINGTON, Texas – It looked for all the world that there had finally been a break in the curious case of Jay Ratliff. NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya spoke with Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones about the Pro Bowl defensive tackle on Sunday ahead of the Cowboys’ primetime game against Washington. Based on talking […]

DALLAS PUP RECOVERING: Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff rehab continues to linger

The Dallas Cowboys are holding out hope Jay Ratliff will be on the field at some point this year, but there’s still no set date for the defensive tackle’s return.    Ratliff may not be ready to play when he’s eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list next week. He’s also not rehabbing […]

TEXAS 2 TWISTER: Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff vows to return

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff finally broke his silence regarding the groin and hamstring injuries that have landed him on the Physically Unable to Perform list, sidelining him for at least the first six games of the season. Ratliff, 32, said he’s extremely disappointed in the setbacks in his rehab and vowed that he […]

MORE NOSE WOES: Jay Ratliff arrested for suspicion of DWI

MOBILE, Ala. – For the second time in two months, a Cowboys defensive tackle has been arrested for a DWI-related incident. This time, there were no serious injuries, but it’s definitely a serious situation for Jay Ratliff, who spent Tuesday morning in jail in Grapevine. Ratliff was released on bond later that morning. Soon after […]

A COMPROMISING POSITION: Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff has hernia surgery; stays on active roster

IRVING — The Dallas Cowboys suffered another blow on Thursday when nose tackle Jay Ratliff underwent what could be season-ending surgery to repair a sports hernia. Ratliff, 31, has already missed seven games this season, including the past three with a groin injury. He was no closer to getting on the field Sunday against the […]

DECEMBER HEAT: Stephen Jones declines comment on Jerry Jones and Jay Ratliff confrontation

Stephen Jones didn’t confirm, or deny, that his father got into a heated exchange with nose tackle Jay Ratliff after a 38-33 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on December 2. Reportedly, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones approached Ratliff, who has missed seven games this season because of numerous injuries, in the Cowboys […]

THE JERRY JONES SHOW: Lawrence Vickers | Felix Jones | Jay Ratliff | 2-2 after four games

Listen to The Jerry Jones Show … Link will be added when the show is released on KRLD – 105.3 The Fan . Each of these articles relate to quotes from The Jerry Jones Show on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan (The home of the Dallas Cowboys and The Dallas Cowboys Radio Network)  … RELATED: Jerry […]

ENCOURAGING NEWS: Dallas Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff, C Phil Costa seen in uniform at practice today

IRVING — Multiple Cowboys players who had been sidelined with injuries were seen in uniform at practice today at Valley Ranch. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff, who had been out since suffering a left high-ankle sprain Aug. 25, was  stretching along with center Phil Costa, who hasn’t played since hurting his back on the first offensive […]

INJURY UPDATE: New York Giants Prince Amukamara, Dallas Cowboys Jay Ratliff and Matt Johnson out of opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York cornerback Prince Amukamara and Dallas starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff will not play when the Giants and Dallas meet on Wednesday night in the kickoff to the NFL season. The Super Bowl champion Giants also said Tuesday that defensive tackle Marvin Austin and offensive tackle James Brewer would […]

NEXT MAN UP: Sean Lissemore and Josh Brent ready to fill in for Jay Ratliff

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t seen much of Jay Ratliff since last season. They might not see much of him in the next couple of weeks either. Although the Cowboys haven’t ruled out Ratliff for the season opener, it seems unlikely he could return that quickly from a high-ankle sprain. The injury typically takes 2-4 weeks, […]

DEFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY: Why the Dallas Cowboys won’t move Jay Ratliff to DE

One question that has lingered the last few off-seasons with Cowboys’ fans is why the team doesn’t move nose tackle Jay Ratliff to defensive end. Those in favor of the move argue that Ratliff is undersized for a nose tackle at 6-4, 287 pounds and would be a more effective pass-rusher as a defensive end, […]

JAY RATLIFF: “… we’re going to shut up, not say a thing and do our jobs.”

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff didn’t make himself available to reporters during OTAs and minicamp this spring, but maybe it was part of the plan. He said Wednesday in a radio interview that the Cowboys defense is going to shut up and do its job. “We’re not going to sit here and talk about […]

TWEEK TALK: Jay Ratliff-to-DE has been discussed before

IRVING, Texas — One of the most frequent fan questions we get on "Talkin’ Cowboys" is whether the Cowboys would consider moving four-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff to defensive end. Many seem to think the move would help Ratliff, considered undersized at under 300 pounds, remain more durable throughout games, the season and […]

INJURY UPDATE: Sean Lee | Danny McCray | Josh Brent | DeMarcus Ware | Jay Ratliff | Felix Jones

Star-Telegram/Ron Jenkins Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) escapes charging nose tackle Jay Ratliff IRVING, Texas — The Cowboys have numerous injuries to manage this week before playing the New York Giants in the regular season finale with the NFC Eastern division title on the line. *Sean Lee. He suffered a hamstring injury in the […]

One take on Jay Ratliff’s near physical altercation with a beat reporter

IRVING – What happened in the Cowboys’ locker room between nose tackle Jay Ratliff and a veteran Cowboys beat reporter on Thursday should not come as a giant surprise. I was there to witness the "fun", which was a tad uncomfortable, and totally predictable. Ratliff had to be physically separated from long-time Cowboys beat reporter […]