Monday, October 14, 2013
Jones: No decision on Jay Ratliff's status
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner and general Jerry Jones does not know if Jay Ratliff will play in 2013.
Ratliff is eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list this week, but sources indicated it is unlikely that he will be activated when he is eligible. Once he is activated the Cowboys have three weeks to add him to the 53-man roster, keep him out for the year or cut him.
Ratliff has done most of his rehab for sports hernia surgery he had last December away from the team’s Valley Ranch facility since the season began. The team plans to meet with Ratliff and the medical staff before making the decision.
“We’ve still got a lot of working decisions to make there,” Jones said.
During the NBC broadcast, it was reported that based on Jones’ “body language and tone,” that Ratliff would not play for the Cowboys again.
“If a decision like that has been made it has not been communicated to me,” Ratliff’s agent, Mark Slough said.
Jones did not make similar comments after the game when asked about Ratliff.
“We’re communicating,” Jones said. “He’s in and out. We have communication. It’s not that type of issue with him in any way not being what we want him to be. We want him to be healthy, and he wants to be healthy. But we’ve got to take a look at his progress.”