The Cowboys thought Jay Ratliff should have been playing for them.
So when Jeremiah Ratliff started making plays for the Bears last night, it was salt in the wound.
Ratliff, who didn’t play a snap for the Cowboys this year, played 44 of them in the Bears’ win last night, 80 percent of the defensive snaps in the game.
“It’s just business. They get rid of you, somebody else wants you and they’re on the schedule, that’s how it goes, so be it,” Ratliff said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m really enjoying myself.”
The Cowboys might not have been. Owner Jerry Jones said last week he thought Ratliff should be playing for his team at the moment, so seeing him get a sack last night had to sting.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman was glad for the help after injuries blew the middle out of his line, including franchise player Henry Melton. He said Ratliff’s “personality has been a great fit for our locker room. We see him as just being a great person.”
“Anytime you get a sack, especially after over a year of not being on the field, it feels good,” Ratliff said. “It feels real good to get back in the game and definitely play a lot more, body held up good.
“It’s just a blessing to be here right now. I’m just thanking God.”
Jones and the Cowboys might not agree, after paying Ratliff to not play for him.