Cowboys' Dak Prescott eyeing Week 7 return vs Lions: 'That's my plan'

Just hours after Cooper Rush’s first loss as an NFL starting quarterback, his time at the helm of the Cowboys offense appears to be at an end.

Dak Prescott, who wasn’t officially ruled out of Sunday night’s divisional tilt with undefeated Philadelphia until shortly before kickoff,

aims to make his return to duty next Sunday when Dallas welcomes the Detroit Lions to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

“That’s my plan,” the veteran said- per ESPN– as the team headed to the bus following their 26-17 loss to the Eagles. “

Obviously got to see the doc, but yeah, that’s kind of my plan.”

Prescott has missed the past five games with a fractured thumb on his throwing hand, an injury he suffered during the season-

opening loss to Tampa Bay. The Cowboys then put together a four-game winning streak in his absence with the backup Rush under center.

Prescott participated in practice for the first time last week and had been delivering promising updates

on his rehabbed grip strength, but the team opted to hold him out of the Week 6 rivalry game in favor of Rush.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy had said he wanted to see Prescott go through a full week of practice before

The Star following Sunday night’s loss in which Rush threw three interceptions and turned in a 37.3 passer rating.

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