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Report: Lamar Jackson expected to come off Covid-19 injured reserve list and start Tuesday

The Ravens play the Cowboys on Tuesday and expect to have starting QB Lamar Jackson back in the saddle.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens passes the ball against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens expect to get quarterback Lamar Jackson back this week when they face the Dallas Cowboys, per Adam Schefter. Jackson tested positive for Covid-19 and was placed on injured reserve on November 27. He is expected to come off the IR list and start on Tuesday.

Jackson could come off the list after 10 days if he remained asymptomatic and after 14 days if he had symptoms. Tuesday would be just after the 10 day mark, which suggests he was asymptomatic. There had been some question as to whether or not he would start after the layoff, but the Ravens seem comfortable putting that to bed.

The Ravens are 7.5-point favorites against Dallas as they get back several key pieces. Jackson will be joined in the backfield by running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins. Tight end Mark Andrews remains on the Covid-19 IR list and likely won’t come off in time for the game. Andrews was placed on IR on November 30th and with the game taking place on December 8th, that’s less than 10 days.