The Baltimore Ravens couldn’t wait for their best player to come back, and after tonight’s win over the Dallas Cowboys, it is obvious why. Lamar Jackson was involved in three of the Ravens’ four touchdown passes, leading his team to a very important 34-17 victory.
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Jackson had just 12 completions in 17 tries, throwing for 107 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Meanwhile, he would run 13 times, yielding 94 yards on the ground and one score. His game was close to perfection in that area.
“I feel good to be back with my guys. It was like two weeks I ain’t seen them,” Jackson stated following the match.
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He would immediately contribute, rushing for a 37-yard touchdown in the closing moments of the first period. The Cowboys were competitive until the midway of the second, once Miles Boykin scored a go-ahead 38-yard TD, which was the turning point of the entire contest.
Baltimore went up to 17-14, never looking back until the end of the game. Jackson tossed one more pass to Marquise Brown, for 20 yards, in the third, while JK Dobbins scored a rushing TD for the Ravens as well with 2:08 before the end.
Hosts were ripping apart the Cowboys on the ground, recording 294 rushing yards. Gus Edwards had 101 on seven carries, and Dobbins himself 71 on 11 reps.
The Cowboys were solid but not good enough to see the Ravens on their knees. Andy Dalton threw for 285 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. One of his scoring passes went to Michael Gallup and the other to Amari Cooper. Gallup had seven receptions for 86 yards, while CeeDee Lamb added six for 46.
Ezekiel Elliot ended the match with 77 rushing yards on 18 reps.
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With 3 wins and 9 losses, Dallas is practically out of the playoff picture. They have four more matches until the end, against the Bengals on the road, then two at home vs. the 49ers and the Eagles, before traveling to New York to close the season against the Giants.
As for the Ravens (7-5), they are ahead of a tough fight to reach the postseason. Jim Harbaugh’s side has a divisional matchup against the Cleveland Browns no the road next Monday night, which is the most important game of the season for the crew.
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After that, they host the Jaguars and the Giants, before traveling to Cincinnati.