ESPN: Cowboys nose tackle went after Jones

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has a knack for rubbing people the wrong way — even his own players.

Jones apparently thought injured nose tackle Jay Ratliff should try a little harder to come back from a groin injury, and approached him after the Dec. 2 win over the Eagles.

Ratliff apparently did not take kindly to Jones’ encouraging words. From ESPN:

Nose tackle Jay Ratliff had to be separated from Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones after Dallas’ Dec. 2 win over Philadelphia, sources confirmed.

In the locker room after the game, Jones attempted to encourage Ratliff to return from a groin injury, which prompted Ratliff to yell at the owner before teammates stepped in.

Ratliff stormed out of the locker room after dressing quickly.

Dallas radio reporter Mike Fisher reported a source who witnessed the incident:

“They’re both passionate men and great men and they want to win, that’s all it i. But they were in each other’s faces. People had to intervene.’’

Ratliff did not play in Sunday’s win over Cincinnati and hasn’t played since Nov. 18 against Cleveland. The four-time Pro Bowler has missed seven games with injuries to his groin and ankle.

12 comments Add your comment

just sayin'

December 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

couldn’t happen to a nicer group….

Dr. Warren

December 10th, 2012
2:02 pm

Jones sounds like a 1st Class SOB. What a loser.

Mr. 0bvious

December 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

Jerry Jones and Bobby Petrino NEED one another…

…in H E L L.

Jerry won’t have any money left when The Great JiveTalker gets through with him.

Oh Man

December 10th, 2012
3:58 pm

Jerry Jones would have wiped the frool with Jay Ratliff.

Oh Man

December 10th, 2012
3:58 pm

hind tit

December 10th, 2012
9:41 pm

Which one writes the check?

dick whiskey

December 11th, 2012
8:10 am

be careful running your mouth jerry,you are a broken down old man and you might get your bi-focal’s broken


December 11th, 2012
9:37 am

don’t mess with jerry and his son—they don’t like to be shown up. This dude will be off the team soon.

some sense

December 12th, 2012
1:20 pm

Ya can’t win with trash, and when the owner is trash, well….

Rick James

December 13th, 2012
7:18 pm

Jerry needs to fire himself as genral manager..


December 14th, 2012
9:42 am

Jerry can say whatever he wants. 1 guess as to which one won’t be in the Dallas locker room next year…LOL

Dog Goon

December 15th, 2012
9:07 am

Has anyone ever called Jones a moronic goon?