Check out Jalen Hurts’ 81-yard touchdown pass against Dallas Cowboys – AL.com

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts took advantage of the return of Desean Jackson for an 81-yard touchdown pass against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

A fractured ankle had kept Jackson out of action since Oct. 22. But after missing seven games, Jackson returned with a bang by turning his first reception on Sunday into his first touchdown of the 2020 season.

On a first-and-10 snap after a Dallas field goal, Hurts unleashed a 50-yard throw to Jackson behind the Cowboys’ secondary. The touchdown gave Philadelphia a 14-3 lead with 5:48 left in the first quarter.

With 25 touchdown receptions of at least 60 yards, Jackson has more than any other player in NFL history.

The completion ranked as the third-longest in the NFL this season behind an 85-yarder from Derek Carr to Nelson Agholor for the Las Vegas Raiders against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday and an 84-yarder from Ben Roethlisberger to Chase Claypool for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 20.

Hurts became the sixth Alabama alumnus with an NFL completion of at least 80 yards, joining Joe Namath, Bart Starr, Ken Stabler, Richard Todd and Scott Hunter.

Hurts’ pass was the longest touchdown throw for a former Alabama player since Richard Todd connected with Wesley Walker on an 87-yard TD pass against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 23, 1977.

The longest of Hurts’ 51 completions had gone for 42 yards before Sunday’s touchdown throw.

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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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