The Baltimore Ravens are getting a pair of defensive starters back for their matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday night.
Baltimore's roster has been ravaged by COVID-19 in recent weeks, but things are coming back into place. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, and now Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell and defensive tackle Brandon Williams are slated to return.
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This is obviously good news for a Ravens defense that actually got some surprising performances last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Baltimore held Pittsburgh to just 19 points and 68 rushing yards last Wednesday despite missing a number of key starters. It wasn't enough to earn the win, as Robert Griffin III and the offense struggled. Still, head coach John Harbaugh had to be encouraged by what he saw.
Now, the Ravens are getting healthier for a crucial stretch run. Baltimore (6-5) is on the fringes of the AFC playoff picture, but they also have winnable games against the Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals–with an AFC North showdown against the Cleveland Browns looming next week.
The team will hope Campbell and Williams can help the Ravens bounce back after losing four of their last five.