Nov 18, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) runs with the ball against Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff (90) in overtime at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Browns 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys officially release Jay Ratliff

Attention Dallas Cowboys faithful, the organization has decided to finally cut ties with the injured defensive tackle today.

This is all according to Nick Eatman on Twitter who happens to be a writer for the Dallas Cowboys website. The question of whether Ratliff was going to be able to play for the Cowboys this season seemed to be a hard question to have a solid answer for.

It’s a shame actually, he would have been able to work with Rod Marinelli who has completely turned around this Dallas Cowboys defensive front. Ratliff hasn’t played a single snap for the Cowboys since late last November.  He was also inactive for the first four games of the 2012 season due to an ankle injury.

Ratliff underwent surgery for a sports hernia, came back and suffered a hamstring injury while going through training camp conditioning tests and was later played on the physically unable to perform list on August 27th.

It seems like the decision to release him was going to come sooner or later, so the Cowboys decided to go ahead and cut ties with the veteran.

In eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Ratliff was able to record a combined 228 tackles and 27 sacks.


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