Dak Prescott is Healthy Enough to be the Cowboys' Starting QB Again

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Dak Prescott is Healthy Enough to be the Cowboys’ Starting QB Again

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On the same day in which signs continued pointing to Patriots quarterback Mac Jones returning to the starting lineup against the Bears, another high-profile quarterback on the upcoming schedule who is dealing with an injury issue of their own is set to make an early return of his own.

Dak Prescott is coming back to the starting lineup six weeks after breaking his thumb and getting surgery. Impressive! But instead of waiting for next week’s Bears game to test it out, he’ll go up against the Lions this upcoming Sunday:

The 1-4 Lions have a defense currently allowing the most points, total yards, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. And opposing quarterbacks are feasting to the tune of a 100.8 passer rating, which is the fifth worst in football. No wonder Prescott is wasting no time returning to the lineup. That defense stinks.

Unfortunately, that means the Cowboys will be a fully armed and operational battle station when they host the Bears in Week 8. Getting Prescott in the lineup this week means he’ll have ample opportunities to shake off the rust while playing a lowly opponent. And he should relish this opportunity while he can. Because even though the Bears haven’t been getting home to the quarterback, their opponent’s passer rating (79.9) and passing yards per game (178.7) rank comfortably in the top 10.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.