Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/23/13
Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff flew to Philadelphia to be evaluated Wednesday by Dr. William Myers to determine whether he can begin preparing for on-field tryouts with some of the six teams that have contacted him since the Dallas Cowboys released him last week according to sources. Ratliff believes that more teams will be interested if Myers indicates that he is healthy enough to contribute in the near future. The Cowboys projected Ratliff to be a Warren Sapp-type presence who could provide an inside rush as they converted from a 3-4 defense to Monte Kiffin's 4-3. Instead his Cowboys career ended with each side blaming the other. Myers performed surgery on Ratliff to repair a sports hernia injury last December with the Cowboys expecting a three- to six-week recovery process. Despite a defensive line decimated by injuries the Cowboys released the four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle because sources said the team was told by the independent physician who was treating Ratliff and providing injections that he would require at least three more months before being medically cleared to play. Some in the Cowboys' organization did not trust Ratliff with one person telling ESPN "I think he just decided he didn't want to play for Jerry Jones anymore.'' Ratliff and Jones had to be separated while arguing in the locker room following a game at Cowboys Stadium last season after the owner began a conversation by telling the player how much the team needed him. The relationship has been strained since then and divergent views about the seriousness of Ratliff's injury emerged. The Cowboys believe he underwent a routine operation that should have required no more than six weeks from which to recover.
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