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Agent: Move to 4-3 Should Help Jay Ratliff

Ratliff is coming off an injury-plagued 2012 season



    If All-Pro nose tackle Jay Ratliff remains with the team in 2013--which seems a lot bigger of an “if” than we’d have ever imagined at this time last year--Ratliff’s agent believes his client will be helped by the team’s move from the 3-4 to the 4-3.

    "Moving to the 4-3 we believe will be good for Jay's career, and I know the club also feels that way," Mark Slough said, per ESPN Dallas. "He's getting healthy. Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli have spent time with him and they're excited to see what he can do and work with him. The move to the 4-3 will be less wear and tear on his body and allow him to play more years in the league."

    Ratliff had an, uh, interesting 2012. He missed ten games, failed to record a sack and even had a very publicized late-season run-in with owner and general manager Jerry Jones about his inability to get back from injury. Then last month, Ratliff was arrested on a drunk driving charge.

    Ratliff is set to make $5 million in 2013 if he stays in Dallas.

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