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Report: Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19, Cowboys play at Baltimore next week

Next week’s game could be very different for the Cowboys.

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The Dallas Cowboys were humiliated on Thanksgiving Day against the Washington Football Team, but they will have a full seven days before their next contest. Dallas is set to visit the Baltimore Ravens next Thursday night, a game that has already seen a serious alteration. The Ravens were actually set to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving night, but due to COVID-19 issues, the game has been postponed to Sunday afternoon.

This, of course, means that the Cowboys will have a serious rest advantage over the Ravens and, despite the fact that they are now 3-8, they are still in contention for the NFC East title.

It was reported just before Dallas officially lost to Washington that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was among those who tested positive for COVID-19. That is a big deal.

Our hope more than anything is that Lamar Jackson gets and stays as healthy as possible, but the reality of the 2020 NFL season is that his status for the game against the Cowboys is now in a bit of question. In fact, whenever Baltimore will play again is a bit of a question.

Baltimore’s backup is Robert Griffin III who beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day himself eight years ago, incidentally it was the 2012 season that Dallas was last swept by Washington like they now have been this season.