Friday, November 30, 2012
Jay Ratliff listed as doubtful for Sunday
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – Jay Ratliff is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia and likely to miss his second straight game with a groin injury.
Ratliff, who was questionable for the Thanksgiving game vs. Washington and did not play, did not practice this week. He was running sprints off to the side during the portion of Friday’s practice that was open to the media. Josh Brent would start in Ratliff’s place and the Cowboys will welcome defensive lineman Sean Lissemore back to the lineup after a six-week absence because of a high ankle sprain.
“He is battling injuries,” defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. “He has all season. Believe me, if there is any way Jay can play, he will. I don’t think that’s going to be the case.”
Wide receiver Miles Austin (hip), left tackle Tyron Smith (ankle), center Ryan Cook (knee) and running backs DeMarco Murray (foot) and Felix Jones (knee) are questionable after all failed to go through a full practice during the week.
Defensive ends Jason Hatcher (concussion) and Lissemore, safety Danny McCray (hip), fullback Lawrence Vickers (knee) and wide receiver Kevin Ogletree (concussion) are probable.
Defensive end Ben Bass (ankle), center Phil Costa (ankle) and cornerback Orlando Scandrick (hand) are out. While a source said safety Charlie Peprah will miss 2-3 weeks with a foot injury, the Cowboys have him listed as doubtful.