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Report: Ratliff Expected Back For Season Opener

DT Jay Ratliff is dealing with a hamstring injury, suffered during the pre-camp conditioning test

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    Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff struggled with injuries throughout 2012, to the point that he found himself in a tiff with owner and general manager Jerry Jones, and this trend of Ratliff being hurt has carried into 2013 training camp. This time, it’s a hamstring issue, suffered during conditioning tests at the beginning of camp that’s bothering Ratliff.   

    According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, Ratliff won’t practice until after the team leaves Oxnard, CA, but will be available for the season opener in September, if not for the first preseason game at Cowboys Stadium. Team officials are reportedly happy with the way Ratliff has responded to the injury, but, with last year fresh on the mind, they seem intent on proceeding with caution.

    “I think he’s fine,’’ said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, per the Morning News. “He’s right on. We don’t have any concerns right now with Jay.

    “I think he’s moving in a good direction as far as we’re concerned.”

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