The Cowboys are reporting that nose tackle Jay Ratliff has injured his right knee and did not practice on Friday.
He has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Ratliff sustained the injury during practice on Thursday, according to Cowboys coach Wade Phillips. The Cowboys are calling it a sprain.
“It’s something we think will get well, but how quickly it will get well we don’t know for sure,” Phillips said.
Junior Siavii is expected to replace Ratliff in the starting lineup. Siavii played 16 plays last week against Atlanta and made seven tackles. Marcus Spears, who has played some nose tackle in the past, will backup Siavii if Ratliff can’t play.
“Junior played well last game, and I think he’s improved as we’ve played each game,” Phillips said. “So he’s ready to play.”
Obviously it would be a big blow for the Cowboys if they were to lose their Pro Bowl nose tackle for an extended period, but for now all we can do is hope for the best.
Get well soon Jay!