Dak Prescott will start for the first time since the season opener, with the Dallas Cowboys (4-2) getting
some much-needed firepower back under center in time for their Week 7 date with the Detroit Lions.
We’ll try and answer three burning questions for the Lions-Cowboys matchup ahead of kickoff below:
Here’s the thing. Jared Goff has done a solid job protecting the ball this season.
It’s more about the task this weekend, with Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence rushing the passer
and ball-hawking cornerback Trevon Diggs roaming the field. Parsons is one of the most impactful defenders playing the game.
And Diggs has a ridiculous 13 interceptions through his last 22 games.
Parsons and Lawrence each rank inside the top 10 in pass-rush win rate among edge defenders,
The Cowboys rank inside the top 10 in third-down and red-zone defense, holding opposing teams to only 4.7 net passing yards per attempt.
Give props to Cooper Rush’s work steadying the ship for the Cowboys.
But let’s not pretend like this team isn’t better and more explosive with Dak Prescott under center.
And Prescott is one of the game’s best passers and playmakers when available and on his game.
He suffered the fractured thumb in the team’s season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
completing 14 of 29 passes for 134 yards and one interception before exiting.