Saturday, February 23, 2013
Ratliff's fate in Dallas?
By AJ Mass
It might be easier for the Dallas Cowboys to simply let Jerry Ratliff go. After all, cutting the defensive lineman before March 12 would save the team over $1 million in cap space.
Not parting ways with Ratliff might force the team to spend a little extra cash on aspirin, because Ratliff has had confrontations with owner Jerry Jones in the locker room, as well as getting arrested for drunk driving just a month after the incident in which he lost a teammate due to a similar lapse in judgment by Josh Brent.
Jason Garrett, though, has no doubts that Ratliff will remain with the team, responding when asked with one word, "Absolutely." ESPN Dallas.com's Todd Archer has more on the story:
Todd ArcherJason Garrett supports Jay Ratliff
"Ratliff, who will turn 32 in August, would count $7 million against the salary cap in 2013 and is due a base salary of $5 million. If he is on the roster on March 12, $1.3 million of that base salary becomes guaranteed."