The Eagles have a must-win game against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, and while they work to try to keep their season alive, their top receiver is working to get back -- and it looking closer-and-closer.
In a video posted on Instagram, Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson shows off all the strides he has made in rehab and it is clear his hard work is paying off. Jackson is running, doing some light sprinting, some light cutting and catching the football.
Here is the video, and the caption, from Jackson:
Jackson had the surgery on Tuesday, Nov. 5, so he is now roughly six weeks removed from a surgery that was expected to take 6-8 weeks to recover from.
Jackson is not eligible to return from injured reserve until the second week of the playoffs, but if the Eagles win on Sunday, the idea of him playing or at least being available doesn't seem as far fetched as it once did. Needless to say, if Jackson could return, it would be a big boost to an offense that has missed him and his ability to stretch the field all season.
In Jackson's absence, and with other receivers injured as well, the Eagles will have to lean on young players like Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Rob Davis this Sunday against the Cowboys.