12 Things That Should Really Tick Off Dallas Cowboys Fans

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12. Jay Ratliff’s Possible Return This Season…To Another Team!

Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff (90) during the game against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s be honest. Jay Ratliff simply didn’t want to be a Dallas Cowboy any more. Whether that was due to how the franchise handled his hip/hernia/groin/hamstring injury or how Jerry Jones questioned his dedication to the team, who knows? What we do know is Ratliff was released from the team two weeks ago due to his injury status (a failed physical designation). By doing so, the franchise has to swallow $7 million in lost cap space next year. Now to hear the news Ratliff could start playing for another team as earlier as next week is confusing and infuriating. With the state of our ailing defensive line, releasing an All-Pro defensive tackle from the team and paying him to play elsewhere this season is unthinkable. This whole situation should really tick off Cowboys fans.

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  • Earl Robertson

    With jerry u can count on it

  • jeff holtkamp

    Not bad I get mis offencst of what you say. But here were you got it wrong.
    1)bad mouthing romo well if you do it then do not talk aboug others doing it.
    2 ) fire rod marinelli with how the injuies have left him with out starters and they just pull guy off the street that do ok. And give monti a chance he got no help this year in the draft or free agency.
    3) the offence is offensive 4 turn overs by the defence and the offence only gets 19 first downs. And Detroit had 10 more minutes on offence. Poor offence making defence look bad. Just look at New Orleans. Come on throw to a RB or a screen play.

    • Jack Farguson

      Last year the cowboys offense finished with 1/2 a point below the SB champs in average points per game. Dallas put thirty points on the scoreboard against Detroit, but the defense couldn’t hold the lead. Against the broncos the offense scored 48 points. that should have been a blowout but our defense was as bad as theirs. It doesn’t fall on the Offense. Think about what the offense could do if the defense gave them the ball back more often in these games. We do agree on the defensive coaching staff I think the problem with the defense is that we have been bouncing them back and forth between coaches. From Phillips to Ryan to Now Kiffin, and Marinelli. If we keep bouncing them around they will never gel together. Hopefully they will gel before its to late this year. All we as fans can do is hope.

  • jeff holtkamp

    Work on the site asshole

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I agree with everything but the coaching. The writer states the problems with drafting, salary cap management, injury prone players and disgruntled players. Since all of that is true it would require coaches with magic wands to establish a team capable of winning the superbowl. There is an old saying that goes something like this: “You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken shit”. If the Cowboys were winners then you wouldn’t hear as much nick picking about coaching decisions.

  • MrIntuition

    May be the most insightful article I’ve seen in years. The one thing I’d add is line play but that would fall under coaching and Jerry Jones as GM.