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State of the DTs: Is Dallas’ Ratliff Too Workman-Like Second Pro Bowl Selection?

Article By on 26th June, 2009

... Jack Harver's "State of the DTs" series, introduced here.]

At 6'4" and 295 pounds, Dallas' nose tackle Jay Ratliff is too svelte to fit the stereotypical mold for his position in the Cowboys' 3-4 defense.

Current Dolphins' nose tackle Jason Ferguson, whose torn biceps as a Cowboy at the start of the 2007 season gave Ratliff his first starting gig, is shorter (6'3"), and, at 305 pounds, a good bit squatter. 

Casey Hampton, whose Steelers run an attacking 3-4 defense similar to the Cowboys, plays at 325 pounds, and looks like he's ...

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