Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff (90) during the game against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones says it is ‘very frustrating’ to see Jay Ratliff play for Bears

When the Dallas Cowboys take on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, they’ll be facing an old teammate in defensive tackle Jay Ratliff. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones isn’t pleased with the situation and feels like Ratliff should be playing for the Cowboys.

“Well, I’m sure he will, if he can, be inspired by playing his old team,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via the Dallas Morning News. “I wish him the best on an individual basis. It’s just it would be very frustrating to see him get in there and play when most thought that he couldn’t play when he left us, as far as he was concerned and his approach to what he was going to be doing this year.

“And so with all of that in mind, I look at that and I have always thought a lot of him as a pro football player, and with the shape that we’re in on our defensive front, as far as I’m concerned, he needs to be over here helping the Dallas Cowboys.”

Ratliff said he isn’t using it as motivation though.

“It’s just another game. It’s just football,” Ratliff said, via ESPN Dallas. “I don’t get caught up in all that silly rivalry stuff or some payback. The thing is we’re here to win, and we’re going to give every effort to do that.”

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  • SmartThinking


    You think Jerry’s frustrated. Try being a typical Cowboys fan!

    We’ve watched this owner/general manager take a storied franchise with a history of winning back-to-back Super Bowls and, because of his monumental hubris, outright errors, mistakes and blunders in judgment, he’s turned them into a barely above 50% team for several seasons now.

    Most of the people who contribute responses to this site are hoping and worrying, myself included, if this team can just rise above itself over the next four games, and make it to the division championship when we should be admiring a team capable of competing with the likes of San Francisco, the Saints and, even Seattle.

    Even if this team can muster up the ability to beat the likes of Chicago, Green Bay and Washington and then play for the division title against the Eagles and win, the first game of the tournament will place them against either the 49′s or New Orleans. And that’s where everything stops for this team this season. Oh, but we’ll hear from Jerry, in typical carnival barker style, how far this team has come on the long return road to victory!

    The truth is, the 2013 NFC East division title is a hollow victory at best considering the caliber of the other teams in the division. Their records are abysmal. Sure, a title in this division is better than last year but not by much.

    So, Jerry’s frustrated that Jay Ratliff isn’t a Cowboy? It just makes me wonder all the more what Jones did to piss off a guy like Ratliff enough to make him pick up everything and move away inside a week, not to mention risk a lawsuit, just to get away from an owner/general manager who, according to the media reports, graciously considers himself to be making the best decisions of his career right now.

    You own it, Jerry. It’s on you. We’re just outside spectators admiring the rarefied air that you call 2013 Cowboys Football.

  • californy

    JJ handle the Ratliff situation all wrong, the first thing he did was to resigned him to an extension, the second thing he did was meddle in what a Head coach should be concern with. That why a GM in a locker room is never a good thing unless they are giving him a trophy at the end of the season.