Cowboys Quarterback Confirms Week 7 Return

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will finally have a chance to put an end to a bubbling quarterback controversy. The two-time Pro Bowler returned to practice on Thursday and confirmed he will start in Week 7's matchup against the Detroit Lions. Prescott has missed five straight games for the Cowboys since injuring his thumb in a Week 6 loss to the Buccaneers. In his absence, backup Cooper Rush led Dallas to a surprising 4-0 start before stumbling in an ugly loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.

Rush may have captured the imaginations of fans everywhere with his undefeated run, but the excitement over his play never quite matched the reality. The 28-year-old passer netted 183.8 passing yards per game for an offense that scored a middling 21.4 points per game across his five appearances. Prescott averaged 269.1 net passing yards in 2021 for a Cowboys team that scored a league-best 31.2 points per game. If the Cowboys are going to be a contender in the NFC, they'll need similar production.
Prescott joined the Cowboys as their 135th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and immediately emerged as a surprise starter for the team following a preseason injury to starting quarterback Tony Romo. Prescott was sensational in his rookie year, leading the Cowboys offense to a fifth-ranked finish in scoring and a 13-3 record. He has netted 246.1 passing yards and combined for 168 total touchdowns in 86 appearances for the team.

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