Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters on Thursday that he’s starting Sunday against the Lions.
Prescott was asked Thursday by media if he planned to return to the lineup Sunday after missing the past five games while rehabbing his surgically repaired right thumb, an injury he suffered in the Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers.
“I am,” Prescott said, per the Dallas Morning News, before adding: “I think, anyway.”
Prescott was medically cleared to return to action on Wednesday, and threw 40 or more passes in practice. Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Wednesday that Prescott would be “in the lead chair as far as reps” in practice. It’s a foregone conclusion that Prescott will start on Sunday.