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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 releases statement on release from Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys released nose tackle or defensive tackle Jay Ratliff on Wednesday. It was a long time coming and when he came off the physically unable to perform list. That meant he was either headed towards injured reserve of free agency. The Cowboys decided just to part way.

Jay Ratliff released a statement through his agent, via Clarence Hill of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram:

“First let me say thank you to the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones for taking a chance on me in 2005.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Cowboys and it was always my desire to begin and end my career here in Dallas.  But I understand this business and now it’s time to move on, turn the page and begin again.

To all my teammates, I want to wish them nothing but the best.  Stay strong, keep fighting and always believe.  I’m sorry I couldn’t be there for you, but I will always support you and value our time together.

And to all the Cowboy fans, I want to say it was an honor to play for you. Cowboy fans are the best fans in the NFL and I thank each and every one of you for the support and love you have shown to me these past 9 years.  I will miss you.”

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