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Cowboys cut Jay Ratliff

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Jay Ratliff’s time with the Cowboys has come to an end.

Ratliff, a 2005 seventh-round draft pick who was selected to four Pro Bowls during his eight-year tenure with the Cowboys, has been released with a failed physical designation.

The 32-year-old Ratliff has not played at all this season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list with a sports hernia and a hamstring injury.

Michelle Tafoya of NBC reported on Sunday night that the Cowboys had decided to move on without Ratliff. That report prompted a denial from the Cowboys on Monday, but now it’s official: Ratliff is done in Dallas.

In 2011, Ratliff signed a five-year, $48.6 million contract extension. According to the Cowboys’ website, the majority of his $10.268 million cap charge will roll over into next year.

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41 Responses to “Cowboys cut Jay Ratliff”
  1. ingraven says: Oct 16, 2013 4:15 PM

    He’s going to Chicago ro New England.

  2. imgonnathrowup says: Oct 16, 2013 4:16 PM

    new england please

  3. tcril says: Oct 16, 2013 4:19 PM

    Welcome to the Redskins Jay HTTR

  4. mackcarrington says: Oct 16, 2013 4:19 PM

    “Cowboys Deny They’ve Decided To Move On From Jay Ratliff”.
    This was a headline in PFT just last week. There is no denying now that Jerry Jones is a lying hypocrite. Of course people have a right to change their minds, but I wont give Jones the benefit of that doubt.

  5. cowboynation21 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:20 PM

    Finally we cut him! Been wanting this since last year

  6. redfield11 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:20 PM

    Dude has been nothing but a headache since signing that big contract 2 years ago (or basically since he last played a game).

  7. phillyfreak24 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    IF only this year was 2008. I would be all over the eagles to sign him!

  8. gammynomnom says: Oct 16, 2013 4:22 PM

    Thanks for your play in Dallas, Mr Ratliffe. Good luck in your future.

  9. wipemysweatjackoff says: Oct 16, 2013 4:22 PM

    Should have been done last year – he’s a bum and Jerry looked after him extending him to an idiotic contract extension. I love when other teams take our trash.

    Good riddance!

  10. thetroofishere says: Oct 16, 2013 4:22 PM

    He hasn’t contributed much Ib the last two years. He’s done.

  11. diyhandymantony says: Oct 16, 2013 4:23 PM

    Hey Jay Welcome to the Redskins!!! HTTR

  12. shackdelrio says: Oct 16, 2013 4:24 PM

    “Ratliff, a 2005 seventh-round draft pick who was selected to four Pro Bowls during his eight-year tenure with the Cowboys…”

    And I am sure those were four well deserved Pro Bowl selections.

  13. marcolamorsa says: Oct 16, 2013 4:25 PM

    Should have switched to a 4-3 defense a long time ago….Ratliff would have been a beast too bad i can only dream… now…

  14. arwiv says: Oct 16, 2013 4:27 PM

    Unless im mistaken, this move only lowers the boys 2014 cap from 142.8 to 141.5. The expected cap for 2014 should be in the 122-125 range. The boys are in HUGE cap trouble next year.

  15. dirtybird28 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:27 PM

    I lovw the guy but I like the move (sort of). He’s been MIA before the ink dried on his new contract and isn’t getting any younger.

  16. cowboylover says: Oct 16, 2013 4:28 PM

    He was an awesome player for us! And no, Jerry Jones is not a lying hypocrite. It’s called business, plain and simple.

  17. blizzard01 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:29 PM

    Good to know someone had a worse day than me.

  18. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 16, 2013 4:34 PM

    Way over due. Ratliff was done with Dallas and may be done with the NFL. Some team may get suckered into signing him but he comes with issues and he isn’t healthy.

    Dallas needs to get younger on the defensive line.

  19. warnertobruceallday says: Oct 16, 2013 4:35 PM

    Ratliff wouldnt stand a chance at making such a prestigious roster as the rams. Brockers and Langford as the starters Ratliff would stand no chance of even touching our practice field!

    #ourlinescaresyou

  20. ragingmouse says: Oct 16, 2013 4:36 PM

    See ya Ratthief! What a waste of money…

  21. ronswansonn says: Oct 16, 2013 4:38 PM

    Welcome to New England

  22. nnagi says: Oct 16, 2013 4:44 PM

    Albert Haynesworth 2.0

  23. woodrree7 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:45 PM

    Rat was a great undersized nose guard in the 3-4 D. played tough and way over archived for 7 seasons. unfortunately, its over.

  24. folkcrusader says: Oct 16, 2013 4:48 PM

    So long and thanks for the $18 million clams Jerruh!

  25. myeaglescantwin says: Oct 16, 2013 4:49 PM

    welcome to the redskins,,,

    if the giants weren’t terrible,,, we’d be the worst team in the division.. Hail to the bottom of the division…

    surprised the skins still have fans.. figured all those front runners would have kept the receipts for their jerseys.

  26. elway6532 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:50 PM

    This has Denver Broncos written all over it. He will be a Bronco soon. Robert Ayers, despite his draft status, has been a major disappointment.

  27. trollaikman8 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:50 PM

    This dude has been nothing but a cancer for 2 years now. It’s too bad he didn’t play in a 4-3 during his healthy years….being the underesized 3-4 NT can make you age quickly.

  28. aneaglesfan says: Oct 16, 2013 4:51 PM

    I wouldnt mind seeing the Eagles bring him in after the season is over if they cant get an upgrade at NT in the offseason since he has experience and was a pretty decent player.

  29. trollaikman8 says: Oct 16, 2013 4:52 PM

    blizzard01 says:
    Oct 16, 2013 4:29 PM
    Good to know someone had a worse day than me.

    ——————-

    The guy made about $20M to sit at home the past 2 years. He’s going to be just alright.

  30. nflrule says: Oct 16, 2013 5:11 PM

    Like many of Jerrah’s signings-see Miles Austin,Doug Free,Orlando Scandrick etc,this guy just took the money and ran.I hope the next headline out of Dallas is they’ve cut or traded Mile Austin.

  31. purplekoolaid1 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:31 PM

    I have this bad feeling that the people on here (most of who aren’t even Cowboys fans) who know the Cowboys exact cap numbers don’t spend that much time or effort on their own bank accounts. Sad.

  32. mn2long says: Oct 16, 2013 6:04 PM

    About Time…

  33. jayovalentine says: Oct 16, 2013 6:08 PM

    I hate the Cowboys but its always good to see a lower round draft pick make a decent career. Good luck at your next destination ! (Unless is the Giants)

  34. Vir Publius says: Oct 16, 2013 6:35 PM

    So half of your salary cap goes to Romo and Ratliff. Jerry Jones = new Al Davis.

  35. marcinhouston says: Oct 16, 2013 6:42 PM

    If Rob Ryan likes him, he can come to the Saints on a vet minimum salary.

  36. bruno1433 says: Oct 16, 2013 7:42 PM

    Who surprised that this has happened after jerry said it would not thats how everything ever happens.

  37. ipeefreelyagain says: Oct 16, 2013 7:57 PM

    Look guys, sorry but he isn’t playing anywhere this year. Players must pass physicals to be on the roster. That’s why Dallas cut him.

    105.3 TheFan in Dallas interviewed his agent today. It turns out, he didn’t even have a sports hernia, something about the muscle and ligaments were torn from the bone as a result of his attempt of the conditioning test. It was implied that he wasn’t ready to take the test and he was forced through it making the injury worse.

    It’s possible he is back in Dallas next year at a far reduced salary, much like Anthony Spencer. But keep in mind too- he has DUI charges to face the courts as well. After the verdict, he could be suspended, so its going to be a while before anyone sees Mr. Ratliff on the field (in pads) anytime soon. Sorry.

  38. winorlose6burgh says: Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM

    Cowboys want be good again intel Jerry jones stays up in his box and let the coach he pays do his job

  39. imsome32 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:04 AM

    He will not be playing anywhere this yr

  40. duncanthecat says: Oct 17, 2013 12:55 AM

    Considering there is limited talent on Dallas’ DL reserves, I can see why they waited until now to make the decision.

    Agree, he should have been shown the door sometime ago when it was obvious that he no longer wanted to be there.

  41. gavriloprincip33 says: Oct 17, 2013 3:39 AM

    Cut the GM…

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