I guess the Cowboys won’t have to guess which Philadelphia Eagles quarterback they will have to face this week.
According to Pro Football Talk, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has confirmed that his injured hamstring is bad enough that he already knows he will not play Sunday against the rival Dallas Cowboys.
This isn’t surprising. Earlier this week, Vick admitted that his hamstring, injured in the 36-21 Week 5 victory against the New York Giants, was worse than off than expected. Last week, Vick had thought his hamstring was improving quickly, and he was active as an emergency quarterback last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Eagles coach Chip Kelly had announced prior to the Bucs game that Vick would be a game time decision, likely to force the Bucs to prepare for both Vick and Nick Foles. However, it looks like the cat is already out of the bad on Vick’s status for this week.
Foles will get the start again this week against Dallas. Foles has completed 67.2 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and no interceptions in relief of Vick this season.
If Foles continues to play well and beat the Cowboys, taking sole possession of first place in the NFC East, it is likely that Foles will continue on as the starter even after Vick has healed, leaving Vick’s future in Philadelphia very much in question.