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Jay Ratliff ruled out for opener

Updated: September 4, 2012, 3:23 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff will not play in Wednesday's season opener against the New York Giants.

Ratliff, a four-time Pro Bowler, officially was ruled out while tight end Jason Witten was listed as doubtful Tuesday.

Ratliff has not practiced since suffering a high ankle sprain in an Aug. 25 preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

Witten underwent a CT scan Tuesday on his lacerated spleen, but the results were not immediately available. If the spleen is ...

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