In his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he and the team are wishing departed defensive tackle Jay Ratliff all the best with his new team, the Chicago Bears. However, he admitted some frustration over the fact that Dallas could end up facing their old chum on December 9, when the Cowboys travel to Chicago.
“No one fooled anybody here,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We thought we had a good clear understanding of his injuries and what he thought about them. He was very articulate about that. It’s very unfortunate. We could use a healthy Jay Ratliff. His teammates could use a healthy Jay Ratliff. We were counting on him from the get go. It’s ironic we would end up playing him. That’s frustrating.”
This statement came in response to a question about whether Jones thought Ratliff’s camp had pulled a bit of a fast one on he and the Cowboys. Shortly after Ratliff was released from the PUP list on October 16 due to health concerns, his agent announced that his client had been cleared to resume all football activities.
Less than a week later, Ratliff was a Bear.
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