Starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with DWI early Tuesday after his black Ford F-150 truck struck an 18-wheeler in Grapevine, Texas, police senior officer Sam Shemwell told NFL.com and NFL Network.
Ratliff -- the sole occupant of the vehicle -- was not injured in the crash. He was arrested after officers who responded to the scene determined he was intoxicated. Raliff was arraigned and bonded out of jail Tuesday morning.
A breath sample to determine intoxication was refused, according to Shemwell. A search warrant was asked for and received to draw blood, but toxicology results still are pending. Police determined Ratliff was at fault in the crash.
"As far as I'm concerned, he is outstanding, he has given everything he's ever had to the Dallas Cowboys," Jones said, via ESPN.com. "With me, any of that emotion that were involved between us is only reflected back on many times that we've had in our own way some emotional time with each other. And it in no way before was ever contentious.
"So when you've got the kind of background we've got together, then if you have a moment that you might not have been on the same page, that's like father-son, that's like family, that's like all that. That's forgotten when you know each other has your best interests at heart. We both know that."
It's unclear if Jones was aware of Ratliff's arrest at the time of the comments. Expect Jones to have more thoughts on Ratliff in the very near future.