The Philadelphia Eagles were able to beat the Dallas Cowboys yesterday without the services of deep threat DeSean Jackson. While they haven't clinched a playoff spot just yet, it looks like they could get him back if they go deep enough into the postseason.
According to ESPN reporter Tim McManus, there is an updated timetable for Jackson's return. He is now expecting to rejoin the team in time for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.
Jackson is currently on IR with a designation to return, so he won't even be eligible to come back until then.
Per the report, Jackson is "feeling good" and showing off good speed in his rehab.
Jackson is back in Philadelphia after spending the previous five years split between Washington and Tampa Bay.
In his first game of the season, Jackson recorded eight catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. But an injury in Week 2 forced him to miss the ensuing six weeks of the season.
He returned to the field in Week 9, but was quickly forced out with an abdominal injury and has not returned since.
At 8-7 on the season, Philadelphia just needs to beat the New York Giants or see the Cowboys lose to the Redskins in order to win the NFC East title and make the postseason.