Earlier, MDS documented the unintentional comedy/horror depending on your team allegiances, but a quick refresher for those of you who missed it (or just want to relive the fun): Midway through the second quarter, Jackson hauled in what appeared to be a 61-yard touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb. Except that he threw the ball behind him right before he crossed the goal line, which, to most people (yes, Ed, I'm looking at you) is a fumble. (Watch the video below.)
The Eagles would eventually get the ball at the one-yard line and score a play later, so it didn't affect the outcome. But Jackson, the team's 2008 second-round pick, has a history of doing dumb stuff, and apparently his proximity to the end zone aggravates his condition.
Jackson had broken free for an apparent 53-yard touchdown reception in the 2005 Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome when he spread his arms in a swan dive and dove toward the end zone. He landed at the 1-yard line. Fortunately for him, Jackson caught seven passes for 141 yards and threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to earn MVP honors as his West team won 35-3. "I redeemed myself with a great game," the Long Beach, Calif., athlete said. "It was a little embarrassing, but I did it, so I just had to move on."And Jackson moved right on to a repeat performance last night. (Embarrassing photographic evidence here.) But much like the all-star game, he put up some big numbers against the Cowboys: 6 receptions for 110 yards. Shockingly, no touchdowns, however.
(* - Via, ahem, eagle-eyed FanHouse reader keagles.)