Cowboys and three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay Ratliff have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $40 million, according to a source.
The Auburn product is expected to sign the deal, which features $18 million in guaranteed paper, after Friday’s practice. The Cowboys have had chats with his agent, Mark Slough, since the early stages of camp and Slough was at the team’s Valley Ranch location earlier in the week.
The 2005 seventh-round draft pick had two years left on his contract with base salaries of $3.75 million and $4.875 million. In 2007 he signed a five-year, $20.9 million extension and has since been invited to three consecutive Pro Bowls.
Ratliff, a first-team All-Pro selection in ’09, has started 63 contests in his career and has collected 25 sacks.