Denver Broncos quarterback Dak Prescott is expected to start Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Wednesday.
Prescott has a 5-0 record with a 1.92 ERA in eight career games against the Cowboys.
Prescott will play in the final game of the regular season against the New York Giants, who beat the New England Patriots last Sunday.
Prescott is 3-0 in his last four games against Dallas, including a win in Week 7.
Prescott’s win over the Cowboys in Week 8 set the tone for a strong night for the Broncos.
The Broncos beat the Dallas 49ers in Week 10 to improve to 5-1 in the season series.
Prescott also threw for 559 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Dallas finished the week with a bye and the team was expected to have its first win of the season against Jacksonville on Sunday.
But the Broncos lost the game by a touchdown to the Jaguars in overtime.
Prescott threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the victory.
Prescott said he wasn’t surprised the Broncos won the game after the game, as he said the Cowboys had a big week.
Prescott had two touchdown passes, but the Broncos finished with nine plays and only five yards of offense.
He said he expects the Broncos offense to be explosive.
“I think they are a good team,” Prescott said.
“They have a lot of guys that are really hungry to be playing good football, and we’re going to have to make sure that we’re putting some plays together.”
Prescott said the team needs to do its best to be aggressive on the ground.
“We need to be attacking the quarterback and just going to let the game come to us,” Prescott told reporters.
“You have to get after the quarterback.
I think we have to be as aggressive as we can be, and that’s going to be our focus for the week.”
Prescott is 5-3 in his career against the Broncos and 3-2 in the playoffs.
He threw two touchdown throws and threw four interceptions against the 49ers last year.
Prescott and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick both have their teams facing a huge challenge in Week 16.
Fitzpatrick was sacked four times and had two interceptions.
“It was disappointing to see, because he had the potential to be a superstar, but unfortunately he’s been a big part of that team, the quarterback, and so the opportunity was not there,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said of Fitzpatrick.
“Hopefully, this is the season where he can finally be himself and just be one of the guys that can lead the team to success.”
Prescott was 4-2 as a starter in his final season with the Denver Broncos, going 7-3 with a 2.38 ERA.
The Cowboys are coming off a loss to the Houston Texans in the AFC Championship Game.
The Texans won the title last season after the Cowboys were knocked out in the first round by the Green Bay Packers.
The Denver Broncos will play the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL’s annual Week 16 showdown.