Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/23/13
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges for driving while intoxicated. Ratliff was arrested shortly after he was involved in an automobile accident involving a tractor trailer after he lost control of his truck and hit the guard rail on State Highway 114. Reports from the Grapevine police department have stated that there were no injuries from the accident.It was also reported that Ratliff failed a field sobriety test and later refused further testing at the jail.He was released on a $500 bond Tuesday shortly after his arrest.There have been no reports coming out of Cowboys camp, and Jerry Jones has not released any statements on the situation.Ratliff was already in Jones' dog house over the way Ratliff handled his injuries and the amount of time he played in 2012.He only played six games with 16 total tackles, zero sacks, and one defended pass before the nagging injuries finally sent Ratliff to injured reserve with a groin injury.The arrest could not have come at a worse time either due to the fact that the team is still trying to heal from the loss of Jerry Brown, Jr.Brown lost his life suddenly when teammate Josh Brent lost control of a vehicle while he was under the influence and Brown was legally sober.With Ratliff having a down year on the field and all the injuries he is prone to having; the best the thing for the Cowboys and Ratliff to do is part ways.The Cowboys management has to draw a line somewhere. This team does not need to go through scrutiny that it has already overcome in the past with drugs and alcohol.  
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