The Dallas Cowboys had been hinting about it for the past week and it turns out those NBC reports on Sunday Night Football were correct - Jay Ratliff is done as a Cowboy.
Jay Ratliffis no longer a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
The team ended the year-long suspense for the defensive tackle on Wednesday, by officially terminated the contract of Ratliff, placing him on the failed physical list from Reserve/PUP (Physically Unable to Perform).
Jay Ratliff was at one time a great defensive lineman. He was a seventh-round pick who made the most of his chance in the NFL. He turned out to be a steal. He made the Pro Bowl four times. His burst off the ball was his biggest asset but he was strong enough to hold down his spot even when double-teamed. Then the injuries came and he wasn't the same player even when he could get on the field. It's sad that he didn't get a chance to play in this particular defense during his prime, it would have worked well with his skill-set.
Now, the defensive line at least knows for certain they won't be getting help from the Rat. We'll have more on his career in Dallas later.