Dak Prescott is back and he is sporting some war wounds.
In his absence was Cooper Rush leading the team to a 4-1 record and keeping the Dallas Cowboys within striking distance of the surging Giants and undefeated Eagles.
Dak Prescott will make his return under center Sunday against the Detroit Lions, the quarterback said Thursday.
Prescott has not suited up to play since Week 1, when he suffered torn ligaments in his throwing thumb in Dallas’ 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
NFL Network reporter Jane Slater was able to take a picture of the scar on his right hand.
Some fans on Twitter couldn’t help but notice that Dak Prescott’s surgically repaired hand still appeared to be swollen:
Cooper Rush started in Week 2 and won his first four starts before the Cowboys lost to the Eagles last Sunday. That was easily his worst game as he tossed three interceptions on the day. In his five starts this year, he completed 58% of his passes for 956 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.
Now, a two-time pro bowler in Dak Prescott is back. Last season, he led the team to the playoffs last year with a 12-5 record.
In his 16 games last season, Prescott threw for 4,449 yards to go along with 37 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.