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.”