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Ravens activate Lamar Jackson off reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Cowboys game

Ravens, Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson missed the Baltimore Ravens‘ Week 12 showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he will be back in action on Tuesday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Ravens announced they activated Jackson off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, and the 2019 league MVP will be under center on Tuesday.

The depleted Ravens somehow gave the Steelers a good fight despite missing a ton of key starters and committing a pair of turnovers. But Baltimore was unable to rally for a win, and now will have to rally to keep a postseason spot.

The Ravens (6-5) have fallen to third in the AFC North and are currently on the fringes of the playoff picture. However, Baltimore has a fairly friendly schedule going forward, with winnable games against the Cowboys, Jaguars, Giants and Bengals and another AFC North matchup with the Cleveland Browns.

Still, the Ravens will need better play from Jackson.

The 23-year-old is having a fine season, throwing for nearly 2,000 yards with 15 touchdowns against six interceptions. Jackson has also rushed for 575 yards and three scores. But his inconsistency has been rather mind-boggling.

Jackson has had a run of games where he has looked like an unstoppable offensive weapon under center. Other times–like the first matchup against the Steelers–he has looked practically incompetent.

In any event, Jackson will look to get back on track against a Dallas defense that has been among the worst units in the NFL this season. The Ravens desperately need a win so as to spark some confidence for the final stretch.