OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Lamar Jackson is officially back. The Ravens quarterback was officially activated from the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list late Monday afternoon. He is available to play in Tuesday night’s game against the Cowboys.
Multiple national reports say Jackson will start the game. The reigning NFL MVP ended his ten day quarantine over the weekend after testing positive for COVID-19. He missed last week’s loss to Pittsburgh.
Jackson’s receiving corps will be short-handed yet again. Mark Andrews and Willie Snead will miss a second consecutive game due to COVID. That means he may look more to Dez Bryant as the veteran receiver lines up against his former team.
"It’s going to be an exciting moment," said Bryant.
Over eight seasons in a Cowboys uniform Bryant became one of the best receivers in the NFL. He set the franchise record with 73 touchdown catches, was an All-Pro and Pro Bowler. Now he faces Dallas for the first time.
"It’s cool. It’s kind of cool. I’m excited. I’m looking forward to it," he said. "A lot of those guys on that team I know, I’m real good friends with. It’s going to be fun."
The 32-year-old grew up in Texas and grew up a Cowboys fan. He also had a very contentious breakup with the franchise after the 2017 season. He said he has put that behind him.
"For the most part it’s water under the bridge. That’s two years. I had time to get myself together. You got to move forward with life because life’s not going to wait on you."
In three games with the Ravens Bryant has only four catches for 28 yards.
"The coaches, they’re doing what they feel is best for me because sometimes I think I can bite off more than I can chew," he said.
You have to think he wants to make the Dallas Cowboys the main course of his comeback. He could be a factor in this massive game on Tuesday night.