As you’re probably aware, Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff was plagued by injuries through the 2012 season, the most frustrating and least productive season he’s seen since entering the league. You may have also heard that the injury bug has followed Ratliff into the 2013 preseason.
Ratliff has been sidelined all offseason and preseason as he deals with groin and hamstring issues.
For weeks now, owner and general manager Jerry Jones has done his best to be optimistic about the situation, but approaching the final game of the preseason, the optimism well seems to be drying up. Jones admitted on his radio show on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday that there’s a chance Ratliff begins the season on the physically unable to perform list--which would mean he would miss the first six games of the season.
“It’s certainly more of a possibility than I would’ve ever thought two to three weeks ago,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “But we’ve got to look at the next two weeks, carefully look at his progress over the next two weeks.”
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