Cowboys' Jay Ratliff signs extension

Updated: September 9, 2011, 7:16 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff signed a five-year contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys worth $40 million Friday.

"I am excited to be a Cowboy for life," Ratliff said Friday.

The deal includes $18 million in guaranteed money. The Cowboys have had talks with his agent, Mark Slough, since the early part of training camp and Slough was at the team's Valley Ranch facility earlier in the week.

If he reaches the end of the deal in 2017, the 30-year-old ...

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