The Dallas Cowboys made a series of cuts and roster adjustments on Tuesday to trim the active roster to the league mandated maximum of 75.
The Cowboys insist they are “not hurrying’’ Jay Ratliff back from the injuries that have kept him off the field for the last eight months. But some observers are impatient.
The switch to the 4-3 is part of that; Ratliff has 27 career sacks while largely playing nose guard, and the switch to the 3-Technique position in this defense figured to free him to pile up numbers.
A Tarrant County judge has postponed the drunk driving case against Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Jay Ratliff until after the current football season.
With Hollywood just down the highway from the host city of Dallas Cowboys training camp, it seems appropriate that the opening of the proceedings here have the flavor of a tripleheader at the Cineplex.
The Cowboys are wielding a credit card more than they are wielding a pair of scissors as they make salary adjustments to slice more than $20 million from the cap in order to slide under the NFL’s expected 2012 salary cap of $123 million.
The activation of a cap-relief clause in DeMarcus Ware’s contract is a done deal, according to Dallas Cowboys sources.
The Cowboys on Friday left no doubt about the team’s plans for Ratliff to remain with the team this year.
The Cowboys are nearly $20 million over the cap, which comes at a time when they are still facing a $5-mllion cap penalty from the NFL from a year ago.
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff is being charged with a Class A misdemeanor as a result of his DWI charge
“Having recently experienced the most tragic of circumstances regarding this issue, we, as an organization, understand the ultimate consequences of driving while impaired. We know that one incident is too many.” said a statement from the Dallas Cowboys.
Grapevine Police have released the results of Jay Ratliff’s blood alcohol test, which show that the Dallas Cowboy had a BAC of .16, or twice the legal limit when arrested on suspicion of DWI.