All eyes were behind center, as quarterback Dak Prescott returned after missing the previous five games due to a fractured thumb on his throwing hand.
Would he show any rust? Would the Dallas Cowboys offense be able to kick things up a notch?
Would they take care of business against a struggling Detroit Lions squad?
To say the game was a thing of beauty would perhaps be overselling it,
as Prescott and the Cowboys did struggle to find a consistent rhythm, especially early on. But in the end,
Dallas came away with a hard-fought 24-6 victory over the Lions, which always looks good.
Not that Prescott was bad, by any means. He completed 76 percent of his passes for 207 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions for an impressive
113.2 passer rating. Noah Brown and Dalton Schultz, who continues to battle through an injured knee,
On the ground, Tony Pollard picked up 83 rushing yards on 12 carries with Ezekiel Elliott adding 57 yards
and two touchdowns, his first multi-score game this season. In all, Dallas totaled 330 yards of offense.
Then again, with the way the defense was playing, Prescott and company didn't have to worry about doing the heavy lifting.
The Cowboys did not surrender a touchdown while allowing 10 or fewer points for the third time this season.
The unit came up with five takeaways on the day, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries, all of which came in the second half.