The Baltimore Ravens are expecting quarterback Lamar Jackson to start against the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, according to NFL sources.
Jackson has been in self-isolation for 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus on Thanksgiving, with the Ravens’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers having been pushed back due to a raft of positive results in the Baltimore camp.
After three postponements, the game was played on Wednesday, with the Steelers maintaining their winning start with a 19-14 triumph.
However, the Ravens are now expecting Jackson – the reigning NFL MVP – to play from the off against the Cowboys (3-8), in another rescheduled fixture.
Drafted by the Ravens in the first round with the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Jackson has amassed 6,276 passing yards for 57 touchdowns during his stint with the team.
Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman this week confirmed that the 23-year-old remained “engaged” with the team by watching videos of practice while in isolation.
“Lamar is fully engaged in these virtual meetings and can watch all the film,” Roman told reporters on Saturday.
“He’s really lockstep, each and every step through. 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.”
“Lamar is fully engaged in these virtual meetings and can watch all the film.” OC Greg Roman pic.twitter.com/brJxGbL6kF
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 5, 2020