Cowboys’ nose tackle Jay Ratliff has been sidelined all offseason with plantar fasciitis, but according to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, the team isn’t exactly fretting over the absence of the four-time Pro Bowler at this point in training camp.
“We feel good about Jay,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “We feel real good about Jay. We’re not worried about that a bit.”
Ratliff last practiced before the end of last season, a season that saw the veteran wear down toward the end of the year for the second year in a row. Considering this, it’s understandable that the Cowboys don’t want to rush the veteran back at the risk of the injury resurfacing later in the year.
In 2011, Ratliff posted 38 tackles (six for a loss), two sacks and three passes defended. 2012 will be his eighth season in the NFL.
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