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Jerry Jones admits Jay Ratliff may remain on PUP list into regular season

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All summer, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has shrugged off concerns that defensive tackle Jay Ratliff’s inability to practice or play this summer would somehow impact the team during the regular season.

We’re getting close to cutdown day, though, and Ratliff still hasn’t been able to shake the groin and hamstring injuries that have kept him on the sideline. That’s led to more questions about whether Ratliff will be ready to get on the field when the season opens and a little bit of wavering from Jones on his belief that Ratliff will be ready to roll despite his long stay on the shelf.

On Saturday, Jones said, via the team’s website, that the team would have to keep an eye on Ratliff to keep him from “coming out too early” and he said on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday that the possibility of Ratliff staying on the PUP list and missing the team’s first six games is growing.

“It’s certainly more of a possibility than I would’ve ever thought two to three weeks ago,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But we’ve got to look at the next two weeks, carefully look at his progress over the next two weeks.”

The Cowboys could place Ratliff on the active PUP list now to help them get to 75 players, but Jones’ words suggest they’ll give him more time to progress before making any move that keeps Ratliff off the field into the regular season.

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23 Responses to “Jerry Jones admits Jay Ratliff may remain on PUP list into regular season”
  1. spytdi says: Aug 27, 2013 10:37 AM

    Idiot for not addressing the D line. Way to go skeletor.

  2. noodlecbs says: Aug 27, 2013 10:53 AM

    Cap hit or not , cut this bum now.

  3. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Aug 27, 2013 11:04 AM

    Dallas Dline is good @spytdi

  4. marcolamorsa says: Aug 27, 2013 11:05 AM

    all those years being our Nose Tackle in the 3-4 took a toll on his body he was undersized for it. I really want to see him in the new 4-3 scheme. Only time will tell…..

  5. purpleguy says: Aug 27, 2013 11:06 AM

    It’s hard to tell if this team is going to be 6-10 or 10-6.

  6. mrhornitos says: Aug 27, 2013 11:08 AM

    GAMEDAY BUCKET GO BOOM

  7. aaronfraudgers says: Aug 27, 2013 11:15 AM

    Dear Jerry, thank you so much for trading back and not selecting Sharrif Floyd like you should have.

    Sincerely,
    Rick Spielman

  8. onlythebest36 says: Aug 27, 2013 11:15 AM

    Jerrah needs another face lift and glass of scotch.

  9. folkcrusader says: Aug 27, 2013 11:25 AM

    The reality is they are so sunk in to guaranteed money with Jay they have no choice but to hope he gets better. Unfortunately his recent past does not indicate he’ll be making a healthy comeback soon.

  10. SparkyGump says: Aug 27, 2013 11:26 AM

    In private industry you can get by with yes men and sales pitches to the stockholders. In the NFL, your decisions are reflected in your win-loss record and no yes man or salesman can ever change that. You’re a .500 GM Jerry and no amount of lipstick is ever going to make that pig any prettier.

  11. thetroofishere says: Aug 27, 2013 11:32 AM

    aaronfraudgers says:Aug 27, 2013 11:15 AM

    Dear Jerry, thank you so much for trading back and not selecting Sharrif Floyd like you should have.

    Sincerely,
    Rick Spielman
    ———————————

    Sharrif Floyd has played in two quarters this preseason due to injury. And isn’t even good enough to crack the starting lineup as a 1st round pick.

    Good luck with that.

  12. concord148 says: Aug 27, 2013 11:33 AM

    Jerry Jones, there’s a number one slot on the (PUP)
    Physically Unable to Perform‎ list available now. Take it.

  13. paulsmith107 says: Aug 27, 2013 11:55 AM

    Jerry admits he shoulda just put a beating on jay last year when they went nose to nose over ratt being a malingerer. Ratt is what marines refer to as a sh/t bird

  14. friscokid1 says: Aug 27, 2013 11:58 AM

    You cant cut him – you have to have the available space to take the hit and they don’t have it.

    Should have selected Frederick with the 2nd pick as he would of likely been there and could of had Floyd with the 1st. But that actually makes sense.

  15. trollaikman8 says: Aug 27, 2013 12:09 PM

    These two were made for each other. Ratliff and Jones.

  16. FinFan68 says: Aug 27, 2013 12:11 PM

    Starks for Witten straight up.

  17. troy43mvp says: Aug 27, 2013 12:15 PM

    NOOOOOOO! Not Jay Ratliff………….Wait a minute……Who’s Jay Ratliff?

  18. tokyosandblister says: Aug 27, 2013 12:36 PM

    @thetroofishere- it’s hard to be a starter when you are 2nd on the depth chart to a 6X pro bowl and and 5X All Pro DT. Reading and research are your friend. Try it!

  19. bucsfan5000 says: Aug 27, 2013 1:00 PM

    Jerry should put himself on the MUP list (mentally unable to perform)

  20. igster1 says: Aug 27, 2013 1:52 PM

    coach jones has made up his mind Ratliff is not ready yet. jg has no say so he’s just a puppet

  21. ccjcsr says: Aug 27, 2013 1:54 PM

    Let him get better and trade his sorry arse!

    #MDX

  22. aaronfraudgers says: Aug 27, 2013 2:02 PM

    thetroofishere says: Aug 27, 2013 11:32 AM

    Sharrif Floyd has played in two quarters this preseason due to injury. And isn’t even good enough to crack the starting lineup as a 1st round pick.

    Good luck with that.
    —————————————
    haha get your facts straight. Floyd is a 3-technique, and the only reason he’s not starting is because he has HOFer Kevin Williams in front of him. The limited action Floyd got in preseason he was phenomenal.

  23. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 27, 2013 2:46 PM

    Nick Hayden has played well for Dallas in preseason at DT so by placing Ratliff on PUP, it may allow them to keep Hayden by putting him on the 53 man roster.

    Hayden is a bubble player otherwise and a guy that teams may have jumped on if he didn’t make the 53 man roster for Dallas.

    This could all be about numbers and the fact that Ratliff isn’t quite ready to go yet.

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