NFL Week 7 Preview: Welcome Back Dak, Cowboys’ Prescott returns to face the Lions

Dak Prescott returns to the Dallas Cowboys this weekend.
CNN  — 

Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott will be back in action this week after missing the last five games with an injury.

The 29-year-old fractured his right thumb in the Cowboys’ season-opening loss. He underwent surgery on September 12, was medically cleared earlier this week, and began practicing full-out on Wednesday.

In his absence, backup quarterback Cooper Rush’s success at the helm was a welcome surprise for Cowboys fans. He led the team to a 4-1 record, with the sole loss coming in Week 6 against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.

Against the Eagles, Rush’s limitations and inexperience were revealed, as he threw three interceptions and the win-streak was broken. But until that loss, he had 839 passing yards, four touchdowns, and 121 pass attempts without an interception.