A pretrial hearing for Dallas Cowboys player Jay Ratliff scheduled for Thursday has been postponed to Feb. 20, 2014.
Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving after a collision with an 18-wheeler along state Highway 114 on Jan. 22.
Ratliff's arrest touched a raw nerve with fans since it came just over a month after teammate Josh Brent was arrested on an intoxication manslaughter charge stemming from a crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Brent's trial is expected to begin Sept. 23.
Ratliff has been charged with the Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
With the pretrial hearing move, the only distraction left for Ratliff leading up to the season opener is the hamstring injury he suffered during a pre-camp conditioning test. He is expected to be ready for the opener against the New York Giants.