Report: Jones, Ratliff had heated exchange after win over Eagles

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As the Cowboys wait for nose tackle Jay Ratliff to return from a groin injury, a new report indicates that Ratliff and owner Jerry Jones recently engaged in a locker-room altercation.

According to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Ratliff and Jones had a heated exchange after last Sunday night’s win over the Eagles.

Ratliff has missed seven games this year with various injuries and the last three with a strained groin.  Jones said to Ratliff after the Eagles win, “We need you.”

Ratliff responded angrily, resulting in a “volcanic” confrontation that included a jaw-to-jaw argument.  “They’re both passionate men and great men and they want to win, that’s all it is,’’ one source told Fisher. “But they were in each other’s faces. People had to intervene.”

According to Fisher, Ratliff physically challenged Jones and made “derisive” reference to his age.

44 responses to “Report: Jones, Ratliff had heated exchange after win over Eagles

  1. First Jones is locked out of his own team’s locker room (as in HIS own team, as in he owns them) then he’s confronted like this? While I’m a Skins fan and don’t agree with hardly anything Jones has done these folks better remind who signs their paychecks. There are things you do and things you don’t say to the people responsible for you taking the bacon home. Regardless of the way you feel.

  2. When the owner is personally pleading with a guy to play through his injuries it smacks of desperation……..

  3. Before the 2013 Draft Ratliff will be traded to either Kansas City, Jacksonville, or Cleveland for a 6th or 7th round draft pick.
    Hell hath no fury like Jerry Jones who has been scorned.

  4. Either Jay Ratliff is the biggest dumb a$$ in America or he has some balls, either way not a good look there. I get that Jerrah is a meddlesome owner, but you dont bite the hand that feeds you lol.

  5. From this report, I can’t believe how disrespectful Ratliff was. Who the hell does he think he is? Have some respect for your boss, who is an older man. I don’t care what you think of Jerry Jones. If you take his money, have some respect.

  6. They should’ve all mobbed Jerry in there after this. I picture the ending to District 9 where the Prawns tear the soldier apart.

  7. Hearing things like this makes me so happy I’m a patriots fan. But most fans of the other nfl teams must be thrilled as well to not have Jones as a GM. He is just awful.

  8. If I owned a football team and a player talked down to me, he would be released immediately.
    I would tell security to dump his locker and escort the fool off of my property.

  9. “Hearing things like this makes me so happy I’m a patriots fan. But most fans of the other nfl teams must be thrilled as well to not have Jones as a GM. He is just awful.”

    None are as bad as those who cheat. Cheating means that you know you can’t get the job done without an unfair advantage. It’s not a coincidence that the Patriots haven’t won a Super Bowl since they got busted.

  10. hmmm yeah, lose starting NT and the 2nd stringer, both starting inside LBs and a 2nd stringer and a starting safety and your defense might look a little ragged! That said, they’re just one game out of first place and if they pull even with the Giants, guess who owns the tiebreaker? That’s right, the Cowboys, by virtue of division record.

  11. If being the captain of a college national champion and having almost 25 years of NFL front office experience doesn’t make you a football guy, there are no football guys.

  12. Did you really use this as a shot at Patriots? You are right, they haven’t won a SB but at least they have had the chance to play in two. Dallas is a joke but not nearly as much as their delusional fans.

  13. say all you want about Jerry, i agree, BUT i think Ratt should have some respect, Jay has been on the trainers room all season, guys like Whitten and Romo and Alot of guys playing hurt, listen, these guys are getting paid very well and to play hurt, its the NFL, not college or high school, also there is a long line of entitlement that the coaches have been dealing with in that locker room, and by the looks of it there are a few left, as a fan i will tell him to we need him and if i own the team and i am a billionaire and i pay you and you get in my face? well how does Jacksonville sound? and i will tell you i am going to send you to a team thats gonna be a loser for years! what i think is Ratt knows there is going to be no playoffs and at his age he doesn’t want to waste his body aand in doing so he is cheating his teaam

  14. “Dallas is a joke but not nearly as much as their delusional fans.”

    Oh please. There were no Patriots fans before 2001. Before Belichick decided he needed to cheat to be successful in the NFL, the Patriots were the laughingstocks of the NFL. They go on a little mini streak of 12 winning seasons in a row in one of the worst divisions in the NFL and all of a sudden you want to talk ish. Well you’re still 8 seasons behind the Cowboys’ record 20 in a row, buddy. And that was accomplished in a REAL division in the dominant conference. Now that you mention it the Patriots are a couple of Super Bowl wins behind the Cowboys, too. And their most recent win isn’t much newer than the Cowboys’ most recent win.

  15. At the end of the day, they are both men. There are many things that get said that should be handled differently.

    Jones has proved to be meddlesome. Consistent lack of good leadership.

    Boss or no boss. There are some things you just don’t do to another man.

  16. My respect for Jerry Jones will increase just a notch if he cuts this dude right away. I really can’t stand Jones but players can’t talk to owners that way.

  17. bluebongzilla says:Dec 9, 2012 7:47 PM

    It’s not a coincidence that the Patriots haven’t won a Super Bowl since they got busted.

    Before Belichick decided he needed to cheat to be successful in the NFL, the Patriots were the laughingstocks of the NFL.
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    You’re obviously too much of a moron to realize how stupid your anti-Patriot’s posts are.

    First, the Patriots have the highest winning percentage over the last five years than any other team, over .700

    Have they won a Super Bowl? No, but they’ve been to TWO, and they’ve won more games than any other team.

    Second, you’re really showing your ignorance. The Patriots had a couple of rough seasons along the way – what team doesn’t? – but they were a strong team in the 60’s, a blown call away from the Super Bowl in the ’70s, when they had some damn good teams. They went to a Super Bowl in the ’80s, and the ’90s…..

    So tell us again, exactly when did this team totally suck??? A year or two here and there????

  18. I don’t often find myself on Jerry’s side but Hey Ratliff it’s the NFL and you got to suck it up for your team. Who needs players that aren’t available to play? If you’re injured, you can’t play but guys have to play hurt all the time. That’s just football.

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