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NFL Capsule: Cowboys at Ravens

NFL Capsule: Cowboys at Ravens

DALLAS (2-2) At BALTIMORE (4-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 1-3; Baltimore 2-3

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 3-0

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cowboys No. 18; Ravens No. 4

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Cowboys 33-24, Dec. 20, 2008

LAST WEEK - Cowboys had bye; Ravens beat Chiefs 9-6

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (29), PASS (4)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (15), PASS (1)

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (13), PASS (8)

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (20), PASS (22T)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys have faced no other team fewer times than Ravens. Two of previous three games were in Baltimore, where Ravens won 27-0 and 30-10. ... Baltimore one of six teams with winning record against Dallas. ... John Harbaugh became Ravens coach before 2008 season after Jason Garrett turned it down. ... Ravens S Ed Reed has three INTs in two games vs. Dallas. ... Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has 237 yards rushing in four games this season, fewer than he got in one game against St. Louis (253 yards) last season. ... Cowboys 16-7 all-time after bye. ... Dallas QB Tony Romo, who threw three INTs in last outing against Chicago, has won two straight vs. AFC opponents. ... Cowboys TE Jason Witten had 13 catches for 112 yards and TD against Bears. In last game against Ravens, he had five catches for 87 yards and a score. ... Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware has three sacks and forced three fumbles in last two games. ... Ravens seeking 14th straight win at home during regular season. Under Harbaugh, Baltimore 8-0 at home against NFC goes, and Ravens are 24-5-1 all-time at home against NFC. ... Although Ravens defense ranks 24th, 17.8 points allowed is second-lowest in AFC behind Houston. ... Baltimore seeking to go 5-1 for first time under Harbaugh and only second time in franchise history. ... With 54 yards receiving Sunday, Anquan Boldin will move past Derrick Alexander (2,108 yards) into eighth place on the franchise career list. ... Ravens rookie K Justin Tucker scored all of Baltimore's points last week vs. KC and is 11 for 12 on FG tries this season. ... This is Baltimore's only home game in October.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens place Marquise Brown, Jaylon Ferguson on reserve/NFI list

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens place Marquise Brown, Jaylon Ferguson on reserve/NFI list

With training camp just six days away, here is the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens.

1. Ian Rapoport reported that the Ravens have placed Marquise Brown, Jaylon Ferguson and two others on the reserve/NFI list. He later added that Brown is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery but is "progressing well" and Ferguson is dealing with a "minor hamstring" injury.

2. The entire Baltimore Ravens class is officially under contract after the signing of wide receiver Miles Boykin. Boykin was a third-round pick out of Notre Dame.

3. Michael Vick joined The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Friday morning and when asked which young quarterbacks in the NFL most emulate his style, he answered: "Lamar Jackson" along with Kyler Murray and Cam Newton.

Looking Ahead:

July 24: Ravens training camp begins. Rookies are set to report a week earlier on Wednesday, July 17. 

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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A big Year 2 ahead, Lamar Jackson isn’t worried about Madden ratings

A big Year 2 ahead, Lamar Jackson isn’t worried about Madden ratings

The number eight is sports royalty in the city of Baltimore thanks to Cal Ripken Jr.

If Lamar Jackson has the career many are hoping for, he’ll be another reason for that one day down the road.

For now, he’s a young, athletic quarterback entering his second season in Charm City. But his successful rookie year hasn’t been reflected in Madden NFL 20’s newest ratings.

Jackson came in with an overall rating of 76, tied for 24th among all quarterbacks. Unsurprisingly, his athleticism is highly-regarded, as he leads all signal-callers in speed, acceleration, agility, and elusiveness.

Questions abound about his throwing abilities, leading to the low rating. But that’s not a concern for Jackson himself.

“I can’t feel no way,” the quarterback told media members prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Orioles-Nationals game Wednesday night. “You know, I don’t make Madden. That’s them. But I feel like our team, we’re going to show ‘em this season.”

Jackson continued to praise the Ravens roster. When asked about the high ratings for teammates like Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and Earl Thomas, Jackson put his thoughts quite succinctly: “We look stacked!”

Of course, with speed and acceleration ratings like Jackson has, it’s fun to imagine how he might fit in on a baseball diamond as well.

“Whew, somewhere in the middle, to make a play,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde decided when asked where the Ravens quarterback might play on his roster.

“I’m looking forward to meeting him. I’m a big football fan, so watched him play a lot. And if he wanted to play center field or up the middle, it’d be great,” Hyde continued.

The speedy quarterback agreed, though it came with a caveat.

“Probably,” Jackson quickly answered when asked about his best fit being center field. “But you know, I’m the Ravens QB right now, so I’m good.”

He doesn’t know what his walk-up song would be if he played baseball, but Jackson was definitive about one thing at least: his hot dog preferences.

“I don’t really eat mustard,” he emphasized. “So I just put ketchup, relish...I just go from there. Pretty standard.”

When he’s not eating hot dogs, Jackson is working hard to build chemistry with his new receiving corps, and he seemed optimistic about the results it will bring on the field.

“Looking pretty good,” he described. “You’ll have to see for yourself.”

Knowing how many dual Orioles and Ravens fans there are in Baltimore, Jackson was also happy to provide a little hope as the city’s attention starts to shift from baseball to football. He gave a message to O’s fans who have sat through months of losing baseball and are looking to the Ravens to bring winning back to the city.

“Look forward to us coming out and balling,” he said. “Can’t say too much right now, [the] season’s not here!”

The Ravens season will be here soon enough, and when it is, Jackson will be ready to go out and show both local and national fans what he can do, regardless of what his Madden rating says.

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