On Wednesday afternoon, an undermanned Baltimore Ravens team nearly upset an undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers team.
Baltimore played without star quarterback Lamar Jackson, running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram and several starting offensive lineman. Despite that, the Ravens lost by just five points.
Heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Ravens are finally getting healthy. Earlier this week, the team activated rookie running back J.K. Dobbins from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Just a few days later, the team activated a few other key players from the list. According to a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Ravens also activated Mark Ingram, defensive end Calais Campbell and defensive end Jihad Ward off of the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
More firepower returning for the #Ravens: The team has activated RB Mark Ingram, DE Calais Campbell and DE Jihad Ward off the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 5, 2020
That’s huge news for the Ravens, who are now in desperate need of a win. Baltimore is sitting outside the final AFC playoff spot after losing four-of-five games.
The biggest question, though, is whether or not the team will have quarterback Lamar Jackson on the field. Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 before the Steelers game and hasn’t practiced since.
Earlier this week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh addressed Jackson’s return.
“They all have their different days when they’re possibly allowed to come back, but those are medical decisions, in the end, not coaching decisions,” Harbaugh said. “So when the doctors clear them to practice, that’s when we’ll have them.”
Baltimore and Dallas will face off on Tuesday night at 8:05 p.m. E.T. on Fox.