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Entries tagged with ‘Jay Ratliff’

Group check: Defensive line

The fifth installment in an 11-part series assessing each position on the Cowboys roster (Be sure to follow the jump for analysis) … PLAYERS SIGNED THROUGH 2008: DE/NT Jay Ratliff, DE Marcus Spears, NT Jason Ferguson, NT Tank Johnson, DE…

Cowboys Awards: Most Improved Player

The second of a seven-part awards series: DL JAY RATLIFF This was another easy choice. Jay Ratliff went from a rotation player to a rich guy. Ratliff earned a five-year, $20.5 million extension by filling the void at nose tackle…

5 Big Ones: Ratliff vs. O’Hara

Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff vs. Giants C Shaun O’Hara Towards the end of the year, the Cowboys were susceptible inside, with some overpursuit issues plaguing ILBs Bradie James and Akin Ayodele. Those two will be much more effective if Ratliff…

Everybody but T.O. at practice

T.O. was the only Cowboy not participating in practice. Terry Glenn was the only one not wearing shoulder pads. Other than that, everybody was full go. That includes C Andre Gurode (knee), NT Jay Ratliff (knee), CB Terence Newman (knee),…

Jerry’s paying for smart scouting

The three Cowboys who are the most recent additions to the multimillionaire club are an undrafted free agent and a couple seventh-round picks. QB Tony Romo, NT Jay Ratliff and WR Patrick Crayton had to fight for roster spots when…

Phillips on Crayton

Wade Phillips offered up his reaction this morning to the four-year deal signed by Patrick Crayton yesterday. “It was certainly good for the team that Patrick Crayton was signed,” Phillips said. “Doing (Jay) Ratliff and Crayton, really good players who…

Wade’s update

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips updated the status of several players at his presser: — Phillips said that it would “surprise” him if C Andre Gurode (sprained MCL) could go on Sunday. He said the chances that Jay Ratliff plays are…

Money won’t change Ratliff’s motor

As a guy who has been singing NT Jay Ratliff’s praises for some time, I thought it was a smart move for the Cowboys to give him a five-year, $20.5 million contract. The thing the Cowboys love most about Ratliff,…

Ratliff’s contract numbers

Here’s the breakdown on Jay Ratliff’s five-year, $20.5 million contract: Signing bonus – $8 million Base salaries – 2008 – $520,000 2009 – $1.25 million 2010 – $2.105 million 2011 – $3.75 million 2012 – $4.875 million…

Ratliff gets contract extension

The Cowboys won’t let Jay Ratliff get away. Ratliff, scheduled to be a restricted free agent after the season, signed a 5-year contract extension worth $20.5 million….

Question marks coming through

With injuries to Terry Glenn and Jason Ferguson, two of the Cowboys’ biggest early-season question marks were Sam Hurd and Jay Ratliff. Could the young bucks handle significantly increased roles? Both have exceeded expectations and made huge plays against the…

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