Report: Cowboys will start Dak Prescott vs. Eagles

The stage is set for a Carson Wentz-Dak Prescott duel in Dallas after all.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys will start Prescott in their first game after the bye when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town. 

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to rebound from a two-game losing streak as the undefeated Vikings come to town. Make sure you’re in the loop. --take five seconds to sign up for our FREE Eagles newsletter now!

Dallas made the decision to start Prescott over longtime starter Tony Romo, who has been sidelined since the preseason with a back injury. Romo is expected to be activated from injured reserve after the bye week. 

The first meeting between Wentz and Prescott will be a highly-anticipated one on Sunday Night Football on October 30. Both are front-runners for NFL Rookie of the Year after leading their teams to staring starts to the season. 

Wentz has completed 65 percent of his passes for 1,186 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception (99.9 rating) to lead the Eagles to a 3-2 record. Prescott has been just as sensational, completing 68.7 percent of his passes for 1,486 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception (103.9 rating). He also has three rushing touchdowns as Dallas is leading the NFC East at 5-1. 

This showdown is expected to be the first of many between the two rookie sensations. 

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