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Jerry: Facing Ratliff Will Be "Very Frustrating"

Jay Ratliff made his debut for the Chicago Bears last week

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    It’s been a month since defensive tackle Jay Ratliff signed with the Chicago Bears, but the time passed clearly hasn’t healed Jerry Jones’s wounds.

    Speaking to 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday morning, Jones sounded more than a little miffed about the way Ratliff departed Dallas, arriving in Chicago and returning to football activities pretty quickly after being unable to suit up for the Cowboys for nearly a calendar year before that.

    It’s worth remembering too, leading up to the Bears-Cowboys game next Monday, that Jones and Ratliff had words about this inability to get back on the field in the locker room following a game last year.

    “Well, I’m sure he will, if he can, be inspired by playing his old team,” Jones said, 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, for his part, denied this week that playing his old team would add any significance to Monday Night’s game.

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