The Dallas Morning News is reporting that nose tackle Jay Ratliff has signed a five-year contract extension worth $20.5 million. The Dallas Cowboys acted quickly on Ratliff, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.
Ratliff is in the midst of a fine season since he took over for the injured Jason Ferguson at nose tackle. He currently has 25 tackles and leads the team with 13 quarterback pressures. Despite being smaller than most nose tackles, Ratliff makes up for his lack of size with his quick bursts and hard-hitting style. He has becomes one of the leaders on defense.
Ratliff joins Tony Romo as the latest players to sign extensions this season. Jerry Jones is quietly going about his business of ensuring that he retains his top players. Rumor has it that Patrick Crayton is next in line for an extension.
Things continue to look up for the Silver and Blue!