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Jay Ratliff

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    January 31, 2013

    The Ticket's Sean Bass and His Sobering Stance on Driving Drunk

    After surviving the drunken-driving accident that killed his girlfriend, a local sports-talker takes his pain on the air.

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    January 23, 2013

    Cowboys Tackle Jay Ratliff Was Arrested For DWI Yesterday After Crashing His Truck

    Just after midnight on Tuesday, Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff was driving his Ford pickup along State Highway 114 in Grapevine when police say he drunkenly crashed into an 18-wheeler, then a highway barrier. No one was injured. Ratliff, 31, refused a Breathalyzer test before bonding out of the Gr ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Cowboys 38, Eagles 33: Dallas Tenderly Conquered the Terrible Eagles Last Night

    There are only so many times one can look at a football game and say "A win is a win." Early in the season, when a team is getting its bearings, scrappy victories can be a bit charming. In Week 12, against a team that dragged in a seven-game losing streak? Hideous. Jason Garrett and company are t ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Giants 29, Cowboys 24: Dallas Maximizes its Charitable Deductions, Gives Another Away

    This year for Halloween, instead of playing on current trends like the Presidential race or zombies, the Cowboys decided to dress up like something tried and true: the Dallas Cowboys. In a game that bordered on parody, the Cowboys went to their old bag of fail and pulled out a gut-melter. It wasn't ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Bears 34, Cowboys 18: That's Just Romo Being Romo, and Dez Being Dez, and ...

    It seems to have become a routine occurrence for the Cowboys in the Garrett Era: win one game, lose the next. One step forward, two drunken stumbles into the hot tub. Don't heap too much praise on any one player, lest you're prepared to be let down the following week. This time, it was the Bears wh ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Dallas-Denver: Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection

    ​Yes, thanks for asking, I am indeed ready for some football. And tonight we'll all get a smidge, in the form of Cowboys-Broncos in Arlington at 7:30. Jason Garrett said he plans to play his starters a series, or about 8 to 12 plays. Same with the Broncos and their new coach John Fox. ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.5.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Only at a Cowboys' training camp can you look on the sidelines one day and see the guys from Deadliest Catch and the next find a dork in an ill-fitting suit and bow tie. Yep, Pee Wee Her ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Rob Ryan's National Story is a Non-Story

    ​This is what happens when, for the first time in a long time, the Cowboys have no sexy new faces at training camp. Seems every player Dallas signs has already played with Dallas. The hottest topic in San Antonio is ... Tony Romo Dez Bryant Jay Ratliff's weight the Dallas heat. Non-stories ar ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. For a couple of anxious minutes last Friday the Cowboys thought they'd signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Then on Monday for a curious second we thought they'd acquired Bears' receiver/returner Devin Hester. Huh is right. DallasCowboys.com sent out a text/Tweet yesterday announcing "Cowboys Si ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Dez Bryant Stands Up New Jersey Memorablia Show

    ​It was already a bad week for Dez Bryant, after former mentor Deion Sanders reiterated that he is severing ties with the firebrand Cowboys' receiver. Now Bryant is on the verge of more legal trouble after standing up a New Jersey memorabilia show. According to organizers of the Collectors ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    DeMarcus Ware the MVC: Most Valuable Cowboy

    ​More than Tony Romo, Jason Witten and, yes, Mat McBriar, the most valuable Cowboy is DeMarcus Ware.Drafted 11th overall in '05, the outside linebacker has led Dallas in sacks in all five of his seasons and is the only player in the NFL with at least 10 quarterback traps in each of the last four y ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Top 10 Best Draft Picks of the Jerry Jones Era

    Surprised to see Bryant on the list? You shouldn't be.​Is it time for Jerry Jones to step aside as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, or do the three Super Bowl wins under his tenure validate his decision to remain in that role? The debate will continue until Jones either hands over the keys t ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.​10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Welcome to the National Finesse League

    At the risk of sounding 103 years old, I need to ask a question: What has happened to football? On 105.3 The Fan I co-host the weekly radio shows of Dallas Cowboys' defensive players Jay Ratliff (Mondays 6 p.m.) and DeMarcus Ware (Wednesdays 2:15). Each week they bemoan not being able to, well, hi ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Packers 45, Cowboys 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. As of now, Wade Phillips has his regularly scheduled press conference today at 4 p.m. from Valley Ranch. But stay tuned. 9. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff vomited near the bench in the fourth quarter. Fans beat him to it hours earlier. 8. Seven points. Four turnovers. A 38-point defeat that fel ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.24.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Times like these make me regret that I stopped referring to Wade Phillips as "Stumbledoofus." After missing two crucial field goals in two weeks, David Buehler should be on a short leash and a l ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection: 8.23.10

    ​The Cowboys are 2-1 in the preseason. They've suffered numerous injuries but only one serious (tight end John Phillips). The defense has been at times dominating. The offense has been sporadic at best. Kickers Mat McBriar and David Buehler look reliable. Add it all up and - with meanin ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Numbers With Friends: The All-Time Cowboys' Fantasy Roster

    ​I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 30, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Bowl: The Joy of Six

    ​Punter Mat McBriar (he's forced a league-high 23 fair catches) seems a thorny omission and a case can be made for quarterback Tony Romo (five less touchdowns than Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, but 18 less sacks), but the Dallas Cowboys should be pleased to have landed six players on the NFC Pro ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    This Just In, Your Dallas Cowboys Won't Have 13 Pro Bowlers This Season

    ​Not, that is, if online fan voting is any indicator of things to come. In NFL.com's online voting that ends Dec. 21, only one Dallas Cowboy leads his position - linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Jay Ratliff, Tony Romo, Miles Austin and Jason Witten? Not among the top two of their respective spots. O ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Wowboys 20, Beagles 16: My Top 10 Observations

    Even Philly fans liked Dallas last night.​10. Lots of heroes Sunday night in Philly, but the biggest - smallest - play was made by rookie linebacker Victor Butler. With the Eagles down 7 and facing third-and-10 from Dallas' 33, Donovan McNabb scrambled right into what seemed to be an open f ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.16.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *According to my very unscientific research conducted on this very blog over the last two years, the most sensitive, whiny, irrational folks on Earth are: 1. Ticket P1s; 2. Right-wing Republicans; ... More >>

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    October 11, 2009

    Cowboys 26, Chiefs, 20, Sighs 1,000,000

    Chances are he's looking for Miles Austin.​10. Say what you will about the Cowboys' lack of execution, their enthusiasm and effort was impressive. Keith Brooking. Jay Ratliff. Tashard Choice. They didn't always play well, but you can't say they didn't play hard.    ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    August 27, 2009
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    August 7, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.7.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sunday is the NFL's annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. More importantly, it's the induction of my first Dallas Cowboys hero - Bob Hayes. I'll be watching. For one thing, to see if Luci ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 7

      Well, you are ready for some aren't you?​10. Cult hero/roster longshot Jesse Holley had his highlight of camp, catching a slant in front of Orlando Scandrick during team drills. There. You happy? 9. Weird - unusually intense - afternoon practice here at The Alamodome. When' ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys' Final 53-Man Roster Will Look Like ...

    Let's not get greedy. For now we'd settle for a win in December.​This? Just hours before the first practice of training camp here at The Alamodome, I decided to doodle up what the Cowboys' final roster will look like come the Sept. 13th opener at Tampa Bay. It starts here. And ends up below ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009
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    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    As the Cowboys' Dust Settles ...

    Team christening this joint is suddenly going to look a whole lot different. Better?We can cross our fingers real hard and go for the trifecta, but I don't see Cowboys owner Jerry Jones firing Wade Phillips today. Let's don't get greedy. But let's also be realistic. Gone from the roster that ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Cowboys Have 5 Pro Bowlers Not Named Tony Romo

    The Dallas Cowboys' Pro Bowl representation dwindled from 11 players last year to 5 this afternoon. Will their win total similarly decline from 13 to 11? ... 10? ... 9?   Tight end Jason Witten, center Andre Gurode, nose tackle Jay Ratliff, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and right guard Leonard&nbs ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    September 15, 2008
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    September 15, 2008
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