Jay Ratliff has surgery on both elbows

As expected, Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff underwent minor surgery on both elbows to remove bone spurs on Wednesday.

The two-time Pro Bowler, who was named to the All Pro team in 2009, should return in time for offseason workouts in the Spring.

Ratliff elected to have the surgeries after the Pro Bowl because they were deemed minor.

During the 2009 regular season, Ratliff had another productive year where he produced 83 tackles, fifth on the team and was second on the squad with seven sacks. Ratliff also was second on the club with eight tackles for loss.

Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is expected to have surgery to remove a bone spur from his foot, but that hasn't occurred yet.