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    Michael Vick showed speed on a 8-yard TD dash.

    An NFL owner has a spending spree in the off-season, spending over $200 million on four guys that are all over the age of 30, which is typically on the downside of an NFL career.

    Jerry Jones, right? Well, in the past, maybe so. But that scenario can also go for Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie nowadays.

    Lurie, on Monday, gave $100 million to quarterback Michael Vick, marking the second $100 million deal Vick has gotten in his career, the first coming to an unceremonious end when Vick went to prison for dog fighting.

    But Vick, 31, isn't the only guy on the wrong side of the 30 that the Eagles have shelled out for this off-season.

    The Eagles brought in prized cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha for $60 millon at age 30 over five years.

    This all while Jerry is cutting bait on everyone in sight that has the word "veteran" in front of their name. Marc Colombo, Marion Barber, Roy Williams, Leonard Davis, and now Andre Gurode have all fallen victim to the salary cap, some with good reasons, others with not.

    One thing's for certain, the Cowboys are trying to get younger and to build for the future. Yes, this upcoming season might be a rough one, especially with three rookie starters on the offensive line, and the Eagles might very well go to the Super Bowl. But the way things are going right now, the franchises might be swapping positions a few years down the road.