News: DMN: Jay Ratliff has made impact since return from injury

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    By Rainer Sabin / Reporter
    6:06 pm on November 2, 2012 | Permalink

    IRVING — The impact that nose tackle Jay Ratliff makes rarely is represented accurately on paper. In the three games he has played in since recovering from a high-ankle sprain, he has accumulated 15 tackles and no sacks. But look closer. According to the stats compiled by the Cowboys’ coaches, the four-time Pro Bowler has pressured the quarterback six times.

    He has also given his teammates around him a chance to make more plays.

    “He defends the run and affects the quarterback,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “As much as anything else, he creates some single-blocks for the other guys because they have to give him so much attention.”

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