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August 31, 2011

Cowboys owner brings up Jay Ratliff being underpaid

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently recognizes what a bargain he has in nose tackle Jay Ratliff.

Ratliff, who has made three consecutive Pro Bowls and was All-Pro in 2009, will make $3.75 million in base salary this season and $4.8 million in 2012 in the last two years of his deal. By comparison, nickel cornerback Orlando Scandrick will receive $10 million in the next two years in guaranteed money.

Jones, during his speech at the Cowboys' annual Kickoff Luncheon to benefit Happy Hill Farm Academy, mentioned how everyone in the NFL is "riding high" after agreeing to a new 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement.

"I will make an exception," Jones said. "Jay Ratliff will tell you that, 'You've got a big issue, Jerry, with my salary. I need a little more money.' We all want more money."

Ratliff smiled, raised his hand and nodded his head in agreement.

-- Charean Williams

 

 

 

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JERRY JONES HOW MANY MORE GAMES DO YOUR DALLAS COWBOYS HAVE TO LOSE? BEFORE YOU REALIZE THE PROBLEM IS TONY ROMO. I HAVE SAID THIS FOR YEARS NOW , ITS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES. ROMO IS AND NEVER WILL BE GOOD UNDER PRESSURE HE IS A LOST CAUSE,I DONT KNOW WHAT IT GOING TO COST YOU BUT PLEASE PAY HIM OFF AND GET HIM OFF THE TEAM.IF YOU WISH TO BE SO INVOLVED WITH THE TEAM FIND YOU A GOOD QUATERBACK AND GAIN ALL THE PRIDE BACK FOR YOUR TEAM AND YOUR FANS.I CAUGHT A LOT OF HEAT FROM MY CO WORKERS,FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT I LOVE THE COWBOYS AND IF YOU DO TOO GET RID OF TONY ROMO . RIGHT NOW PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE BLIND OR JUST PLAIN DUMB FOR CONTINUE TO TRUST YOUR QUATERBACK WITH YOUR AMERICA'S TEAM THE DALLAS COWBOYS.

The Dallas Cowboys came to terms on a five-year, $40 million pact with Jay Ratliff Thursday, ensuring the services of a nose tackle who has collected 25 sacks in 63 career starts.
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How can Orlando Scandrick be paid more than Ratliff? Scandrick is a worst CB in the leaque getting scorched everytime he fills a shift on downs. Jerry needs to quit meddling in team roster and just play his role as owner and sign checks. Hire a real GM who knows football talent. It was Jimmy Johnson who built that great Superbowl team in the 90's. Not Jerry!

Typical Jerry...he can't wait to make the next bad contract. Dallas needs a real run-stuffing load at Nose Tackle. Ratliff can not hold his ground when double-teamed; often he gets blown off the line and pushed back into the second level. I can't understand how Ryan, Jones and Garret think they can stop the run given the weak D-Line and the inside LB's. Lee needs to step it up, he has just looked OK so far in the pre-season.

Jerry, wake up you idiot! Everytime you give a favorite player of yours a huge contract they turn to crap. Ratliff is probably only good for the next 2 to maybe 3 years tops. He signed this contract and it is good money. Being the best player on the Cowboy defensive line is not automatically best ever. Could he start on the Giant's line? Maybe, and then again maybe not. Actually, he is being paid a fair salary. But I am sure Daddy Warbucks has to show his genorosity off and over pay another player. Ratliff was a sixth rounder and believe me their are plenty more Ratliff's out there. Just collect draft picks like New England and Philadelphia do and only keep the bonofide top talent. Churn the bottom third of the roster every year. That is how you find bargain starters.

Letting Colombo and Gurode go was shrewd. Both linemen were starting to show their wear and tear. Gurode might get back into playing shape by mid-season if his knee continues to heal and he doesn't get hurt again. Columbo had lost his footwork the past two years and too many DL's were taking advantage. Once the young guys get some seasoning they are going to dominate. Watch their footwork; they already look better than some of the veterans. Getting rid of those to guys will allow JJ to take care of Ratliff's contract in the near future. now I just wish they could find a kicker who could put it through the uprights consistently.

Jerry just dumped all the bad contracts. I guess he's feeling pretty good about saving money, but cutting culombo and gurade will hurt the team big time. I can't believe he would gamble romos health by cutting not one but two probowl lineman. Plus they have absolutely no depth at the offensive line. Know he comes out and says he's underpaying one of his defense probowlers. Hey jerry do yourself a favor and stay quit.

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