All eyes were on center as quarterback Dak Prescott returned after missing the previous five games with a broken thumb on his throwing hand.
Would it show any rust? Could the Dallas Cowboys offense kick things up a notch? Will they take care of business against a struggling Detroit Lions team?
To say the game was a thing of beauty might be overselling it, as Prescott and the Cowboys struggled to find a consistent rhythm, especially early on. But in the end,
Not that Prescott is 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 continue to battle an injured knee, led the team with five catches apiece, while CeeDee Lamb posted 75 yards.
On the ground, Tony Pollard had 83 rushing yards on 12 carries and Ezekiel Elliott added 57 yards and two touchdowns, his first multi-score game of the season.
With the way the defense played, Prescott and company didn't have to worry about taking advantage.
The Cowboys didn't give up a touchdown while scoring 10 or fewer points for the third time this season.