The Detroit Lions (1-4) are returning from their Week 6 bye to take on the Cowboys Sunday in Dallas.
The Lions' offense had their toughest challenge Week 5 against the Patriots before the bye when they were shut out in New England (29-0). The offensive line has been one of the most consistent units on the team, and they'll face another tough challenge this week in Dallas.
The Cowboys know how to get pressure on the quarterback. They have the most sacks in the league with 24 through six weeks. Linebacker Micah Parsons is tied for second in the NFL with six sacks. Defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong Jr. has five, and both Dante Fowler and DeMarcus Lawrence have three apiece.
The Cowboys (4-2) are coming off a tough divisional loss to the Philadelphia Eagles (26-17). They fell behind 20-0 and fought back to bring the game within three with 14 minutes remaining, but Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts connected with wide receiver DeVonta Smith to improve the Eagles' lead to 26-17, followed by a failed two-point conversion. The Cowboys had a chance to answer, but their comeback attempt was cut short when quarterback Cooper Rush's pass intended for wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was intercepted by Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson.
This week the Cowboys will see the return of starting quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott has been dealing with a thumb injury he suffered Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Cowboys look to rebound, while the Lions look to come out swinging after their bye week. These two teams will match up for the first time since Week 11 of 2019. The Cowboys won that contest, 35-27.
Here are 5 Cowboys storylines to follow heading into Sunday's matchup:
1. Dak Prescott medically cleared for full practice
Dak Prescott is one step closer to a return to game action following his thumb fracture he suffered back in Week 1 … READ MORE
2. Micah Parsons vs. Detroit: "There's only one Lion"
So what happens when the self-proclaimed 'Lion' faces an actual team of Lions this Sunday on the field … READ MORE
3. Prescott: "I'm a full-go" for Lions' game
After being officially medically cleared and being a full participant in practice both Wednesday and Thursday's practices, the Cowboys' franchise quarterback said he is playing this Sunday against the Lions … READ MORE
4. Past/Present: Former Cowboys return with Lions
The Lions will have a few familiar faces for Cowboys fans come Sunday, starting with their head coach … READ MORE
5. Jones: Dak will be surrounded by "a better team"
All signs are starting to point towards Dak Prescott returning to the field Sunday for the first time since Week 1, and Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones believes Dak will have a better supporting cast since the last time he suited up … READ MORE