Cowboys notes: Jay Ratliff’s future with club is murky

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  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, even bigger difference 19 years ago.
  2. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that, just tell us the truth. Stop all this soap opera stuff, it sucks.
  3. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    While sitting in the car waiting to pick up my daughter from school I heard Mosley say Ratliff hasn't been showing up at all to the facility and the cowboys do not know what he is doing.

    Umm. If that's true then it is over I guess.
  4. JerryJonesMustGo

    JerryJonesMustGo Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh, what does Jimmy Smith have to do with a 32 year old Jay Ratliff?? Absolutely nothing...
  5. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    They may be keeping this situation quite while they look for ways to cut him and not be on the hook for the salary hit. Rat sure turned out to be joke after enjoying great respect from the fan base. His attitude seems to have been a problem for a while now.
  6. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Tim MacMahon ‏@espn_macmahon
    Jason Hatcher on Jay Ratliff: "What I'm hearing, it's not good news, but I'm going to stay out of that."

  7. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    Ratliff's groin is in bad shape, but there is some debate as to how bad it is. The team thinks Ratliff could play through the injury and probably would end up doing so if he were playing for a big contract. Ratliff's camp is of the belief that the team is cutting him in a year anyways, so it is in their best interest just to get him healthy.
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    This is one of those stories that you just can't wait for the season to be over so his injury and status with the team will finally be done.
  9. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    If I'm reading the chart right, it would cost us $5.9 million to cut him.
  10. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    listening to the live presser. garrett sounds like he's making a decision by the end of the week.
  11. Awakened

    Awakened the Dude abides

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    It wasn't spite; it was a business decision that turned out to go the wrong way. Businessmen make decisions all the time based on risk/reward. None of them are right all the time.
  12. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Ratliff not at Valley Ranch as Cowboys continue to look at options
    Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff was not at Valley Ranch on Monday, but coach Jason Garrett said he wasn’t expected as the Cowboys continue to evaluate whether he will be able to practice now that he is eligible to come off the PUP list.

    “We need to see him do a lot of things,” Garrett said. “He hasn’t practiced football in a long time. So we’ll have those discussions tonight and tomorrow and figure out what our plan is.”

    The Cowboys have until Nov. 4 to activate him from the PUP list or put him on season-ending injured reserved.

    Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher said it would be great to get Ratliff back, but he knows it is not a sure thing.

    "It would mean a lot. He’s an awesome ballplayer," Hatcher said. "Unfortunately, what I’m hearing, it’s not good news. I’m going to stay out of that subject. But I wish him the best in all he's got in the near future."

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  13. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Smith got cut because he had an appendectomy, and took a long time to recover from it. Jones wanted to put him on the NFI list, and not pay him. Things escalated, and he got cut. Smith eventually sued the Cowboys for workmans compensation, and won his case. This was in 1993.

    You are correct on him being picked up by the Eagles, and being cut before he was claimed by Jacksonville.
  14. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Jay's future is mud.
  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    They couldn't afford to cut him.

    The altercation and the DUI. I seriously think they told him a long time ago he was done as a Cowboy but made a deal to pay his salary (because they didn't want to have to take a bigger cap hit in dead money) while he just stays behind the curtain for the year.
  16. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I say IR him and not release him.
  17. Jerryrage

    Jerryrage Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the truth will come to light soon.
  18. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Leave him on IR and cut him next year- hit the road jack.
  19. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    Then why has he been on the field during games and helping marinelli and leon lett with the defensive line during warmups in every home game but yesterday? That would make no sense if he was told to stay away.
  20. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I didn't mean they banned him from being around the team. Just let him know that he wouldn't play.

    Sorry for being skeptical about a relatively minor injury that is currently taking longer than ACLs and Achilles injuries to recover from.

    Now you say that he's not informing the team of anything and they don't know what's going on while he's skipping rehab.......we can expect fines then?

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