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Source: Lamar Jackson expected to start against Cowboys

The Ravens should have their playmaker back at QB.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the Cowboys will have to face Lamar Jackson on Tuesday night. Jackson tested positive for coronavirus on Thanksgiving but has been quarantining since then. His eligibility date to come off the COVID-19 list is today (Sunday). Reports coming out of Baltimore are that he will be ready to go.

If Jackson is activated off the list as expected, he will be able to practice today and do a walk-thru tomorrow before the game on Tuesday. Jackson has been doing everything he can to keep up virtually with the Ravens preparations.

Over the past few days, Jackson has been “fully engaged” in the virtual meetings and watches film of what the Ravens are doing at practice, offensive coordinator Greg Roman said.

“So, he’s really lockstep, each and every step through,” Roman said. “The only thing he can’t do is, obviously, be here at the facility and actually take part in it. But, mentally, he’s right on it.”

This is huge news for the Ravens who lost backup Robert Griffin during last week’s game to injury. They would have had to start Trace McSorley if Jackson couldn’t go.

The Cowboys will now have to deal with the dual-threat abilities of the reigning MVP on Tuesday, which is no easy task. The Ravens will be without tight end Mark Andrews, linebacker Matt Judon, and receiver Willie Snead among others because of COVID protocols.