Jay Ratliff will be ready for season says Cowboys owner Jerry Jones


The Dallas Cowboys expect defensive tackle Jay Ratliff to be ready for the regular season. Ratliff, 31, has not practiced since injuring himself during a conditioning test.

“Well, I think that I have to urge everybody to put it in perspective,” owner Jerry Jones said. “I’m interested in him being in shape. I’m interested in him having the best chance to play as much as he can during the season. I don’t have any desire to see him make a lot of plays in preseason. I know what he can do.”

Ratliff is owed $20 million though the 2016 season and played just six games last year.

“I’m not concerned. If we can get him to where the soft-tissue things are comfortable for him, I’m not concerned about him playing at the level that we’d expect to open the season. I don’t want to push anything over a preseason game with him.”