Cowboys' Ratliff unlikely to return after surgery

Cowboys' Ratliff unlikely to return after surgery

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing sports hernia surgery.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Ratliff had the surgery Thursday in Philadelphia and would be out three to six weeks, meaning he would only have a chance to play if Dallas makes the playoffs.

Garrett said Friday that the club planned to keep Ratliff on the active roster.

Ratliff has played in just six games. He missed the first four with a sprained ankle before a groin injury sidelined him last month.

A three-time Pro Bowl player, Ratliff signed a five-year contract extension in September. He has 25 tackles and 10 quarterback pressures in six games.

The Cowboys play Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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Redskins Monday Night Football: How late does the Metro run?

Redskins Monday Night Football: How late does the Metro run?

As the Washington Redskins welcome the Chicago Bears to FedEx Field for Monday Night Football, there is always an added excitement level with the primetime game.

However, if you are attending the contest on Monday, you better make sure that you have a way to get home after the game.

The last Metro train to leave the closest Metro stop, the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station, will depart at 10:54 p.m.

With an 8:15 p.m. kick-off, an estimated mile-long walk from the stadium and assuming there are no game stoppages or delays, that would force a Metro rider to leave the game around the start of the fourth quarter. 

This is not a new issue for D.C. sports fans. Several key, primetime events have gone past the normal weekday Metro hours. Typically a company steps forward to pay Metro for the additional costs to keep the trains running.

Back in 2018, Comcast and Xfinity paid for Metro to extend their hours for the Washington Capitals Game 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. But also it created issues in the 2016 MLB Postseason for the Nationals. 

Either way, plan to leave early or find a different way to get to-and-from FedEx Field on Monday night. Hopefully, Dwayne Haskins doesn't play in the fourth quarter. 


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Mystics respond to Liz Cambage's comments on social media: 'LOL'

Mystics respond to Liz Cambage's comments on social media: 'LOL'

After Game 3 of the WNBA Semifinals, Las Vegas Ace Liz Cambage did not mince words about her competition in the paint. 

In a postgame interview with ESPN2, Cambage told Kim Adams that the Washington Mystics have â€śsmall forwards guarding me. If they can’t handle it, get in the weight room or get out of the post."

Clearly that did not sit well with the Mystics players. That was evident on social media Sunday night.

Myisha Hines-Allen and Natasha Cloud jumped on the floor to show their strength.

Cloud went one step further to support her teammate LaToya Sanders. As a 6-3 center/forward Sanders, has been the main defender on the 6-8 Cambage for the series.

And Cloud also had a passive-aggressive retweet that reference's Cambage's comments.  

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough also had a laugh.

Until this series, the Mystics had kept the unstoppable Cambage at bay. All three regular-season contests the Mystics kept her to 16 points or fewer. A majority of that credit should be given to Sanders. The first two games of the series saw that flip, but still, she was nowhere near her performance in Game 3 with 28 points on 12-for-15 shooting.

If the Mystics needed any more motivation, they got it from Cambage. That is on top of them striving to get back to the WNBA Finals after falling short this year, the franchise still without a WNBA Championship, having the 2019 MVP on the roster and - as Imani pointed out on Twitter - the Mystics still have a 2-1 series lead.