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Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff was a no-show at his first scheduled public appearance since his drunk driving arrest.

Ratliff was charged with DWI early Tuesday after police said his truck hit an 18-wheeler on a Grapevine highway.

The veteran Dallas player was supposed to sign autographs in El Paso on Saturday, but despite reports he would honor that commitment, organizers said he canceled at the last minute.

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