Cowboys agree to five year, $40M pact with tackle Jay Ratliff
Ratliff had a down season in 2010, collecting just 34 tackles and 3.5 sacks and no stops for a loss --- a career first. The 'Boys are confident he will return to form under newly hired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the twin-brother of Jets coach Rex Ryan. The Jets and Cowboys square off in the first week of the season, which gets underway Sunday.
AHN Sports Staff
Dallas, TX, United States
September 9, 2011 02:21 pm EDT
Sports, American Football, National Football League
The Dallas Cowboys came to terms on a five-year, $40 million pact with Jay Ratliff Thursday, ensuring the services of a nose tackle who has collected 25 sacks in 63 career starts.
The deal includes $18 million in guaranteed money for the three-time Pro Bowler.Ratliff had a down season in 2010, collecting just 34 tackles and 3.5 sacks and no stops for a loss --- a career first.
The 'Boys are confident he will return to form under newly hired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the twin-brother of Jets coach Rex Ryan.
Ryan could utilize Ratliff in different spots in the lineup to confuse opposing defenses.
The Jets and Cowboys square off in the first week of the season, which gets underway Sunday.
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