Aug.1, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jay Ratliff (90) during training camp. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Ratliff has "mild" hamstring strain

The Dallas Cowboys are dealing with injuries along their defensive line. They’ve lost Tyrone Crawford for the season already, DeMarcus Ware is recovering from a shoulder injury. Not to mention losing Josh Brent to retirement as he elects to focus on his impending intoxication manslaughter charges.

The Dallas Cowboys lost Jay Ratliff as well to a hamstring injury, but good news could be coming.

According to David Moore, of the Dallas Morning News, MRIs revealed that Ratliff sustained a mild hamstring strain.

“He finished the conditioning test, so he’s working through some things, and we’ll handle that. We’re not concerned,” Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Sunday, per

“We’ll evaluate that as we go with Rat – Rat’s had a few different things going on over the last year that he’s dealt with,” Garrett said. “He worked very hard in his rehab, and he wanted to run the test yesterday, just to see where he was – to see if he could come back and practice as early as possible.”

“You have to be smart as a coaching staff and medical staff to see where these guys are. You have to make sure the reps are quality in practice and quality in the game,” Garrett said. “He plays a position where you naturally rotate guys. You want quality reps and give young guys a chance to get in there and play 8-10 reps. That’s good for your football team.”

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