Dallas Cowboys’ Jay Ratliff Charged With DWI

Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his 2011 Ford pickup truck into an 18-wheeler early Tuesday morning in Grapevine, Texas.

The crash happened on the 2800 block of East State Highway 114 at 12:36 a.m.

According to a crash report, Ratliff was traveling in the middle lane and moved to the right lane, colliding with the 18-wheeler.

Ratliff’s truck was turned sideways, struck a median protector and came to a stop.

Neither Ratliff nor the driver was injured.

Officers on the scene determined that Ratliff was intoxicated and he was arrested and taken to jail. Ratliff was bonded out of a Grapevine jail on Tuesday morning.

Ratliff’s arrest comes less than two months after backup nose tackle Josh Brent was charged with involuntary manslaughter resulting in the death of friend and Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown.