The Dallas Cowboys will meet with defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, who has spent the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list, as well as team doctors later this week. The point of the meeting is to determine how to proceed with Ratliff, who is eligible to come off the PUP list this week.
There’s a chance the veteran could be placed on the IR, thus ending his season, but even if that’s the case, owner and general manager Jerry Jones won’t dismiss the idea that Ratliff could return in a Cowboys uniform next year.
“There’s no question that’s a possibility here,” Jones said of sending Ratliff to the IR during his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday, via the Dallas Morning News. “When you say, ‘done in Dallas,’ I don’t know about done in Dallas, when you look at the rest of Jay’s career. But certainly from the standpoint of this year. We’ve got a situation that’s not positive as to him getting out on the field. We’re going to see as we go through this week what we’re going to do technically--that’s his roster status.”
Ratliff underwent offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia, and suffered a setback during the conditioning test in training camp. He was placed on the PUP list in August, and hasn’t played a game since last November.
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