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Jay Ratliff Reflects On Latest Cowboys Setback

After taking down the previously undefeated Houston Texans in Week 5, the Dallas Cowboys took a big step back in Week 6, losing 34-27 at home to the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys defense, in particular, struggled on Sunday, allowing too many big plays through the air early, then too many on the ground in the second half.

Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff joined KLRD in Dallas on Monday to talk about the disappointing effort. Below is a transcription of several of his quotes (via: SRI)

On his reaction to the media’s reaction to the tough start:

“We’re not worried about what the media says. We know we made mistakes, we know we did things wrong. We weren’t very disciplined. We’re not happy about that at all. That’s what it is. … If we went undefeated and then lost our last game, it’d be the end of the world, still, down here, from what I’ve seen so far.”

On whether the Cowboys are a dumb team:

“Absolutely not, it’s not a dumb team. It’s not a dumb team. Everyone is so sensitive and you have to be careful what you say.”

On whether they should have lost to the Tennessee Titans:

“Absolutely not. I don’t feel like we should’ve. Anyone can take that however they want, but I don’t feel like we should’ve lost to them. We just lost the game. When we lose, it just seems like everyone tries to make excuses. … We’ve got to fix whatever’s wrong and we’re going to do that.”

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