PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Jay Ratliff #90 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after he sacked Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys won 20-16. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Like DeMarcus Ware, who is scheduled to have similar surgery to remove bone spurs from his foot, Ratliff's surgery is considered minor, and shouldn't cause him to miss any of the Cowboys' off-season conditioning program, which commences in early spring.
Named a Pro Bowler for the second time this season, Ratliff decided two weeks ago to wait until after the game was played in Miami for the procedure. Ratliff went on to record two tackles and a pass deflection in the game, an NFC loss.
Ratliff, who posted seven sacks and eight stuffs in 2009, to go along with 83 tackles, was named a First Team All-Pro for the first time in 2009.