Lamar Jackson: It felt like I didn’t play for a whole season

Lamar Jackson returned from a bout with COVID-19 to blast the Dallas Cowboys in Tuesday night’s 34-17 victory.

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Jackson and the Ravens ran all over a feeble Cowboys defense to the tune of 294 rushing yards. Jackson, who missed last week’s game after contracting COVID-19, galloped for 94 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while adding 107 yards passing and two more TDs.

“I wouldn’t wish that on anybody, though. It’s not good to have,” Jackson said of contracting the virus, noting that he still can’t smell or taste.

“It felt like I didn’t play for a whole season,” he added, via the team’s official website. “I was like, ‘It feels good to be back with my guys.’ Even in practice, walking into the locker room and stuff, I was like, ‘Man, I couldn’t wait to see you, your faces.’ It was like two weeks that I didn’t see those guys. I couldn’t wait to get out there and perform for those guys, because I know how much it would mean for us to win games.”

While fellow QB Cam Newton admitted to struggling in his return from his COVID-19 experience earlier this year, Jackson looked as good as he has in weeks against a Dallas defense that couldn’t stop an ant even if it had an anvil.

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