According to the Dallas Morning News, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff won’t practice at all during the time in which the Cowboys are in Oxnard, California for training camp. Dallas isn’t worried about him missing their season opener against the Giants.
Jay Ratliff will not practice while the team is in California, a source said, but there is no concern about his availability for the start of the season.
The Cowboys defensive tackle strained his hamstring during conditioning tests on the first day of training camp and was placed on the team’s physically unable to perform list. Club officials are pleased with his progress but want to remain cautious at this stage of camp.
The team plays in Oakland Friday and won’t return to the practice fields in Oxnard until Sunday. Five more practices are scheduled in Southern California before the team breaks camp on Aug. 16.
There is a chance Ratliff may be able to get back on the practice field by August 24th, per the DMN.
“I think he’s fine,’’ executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “He’s right on. We don’t have any concerns right now with Jay.
“I think he’s moving in a good direction as far as we’re concerned.’’