Unless you’ve spent the past few months under a rock, you know by now that on Sunday, in Michael Vick, the Dallas Cowboys’ defense will be facing a potential MVP candidate. Vick has rebounded from dubious obscurity to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and the Cowboys know it.
Cornerback Mike Jenkins comments on Wednesday reflected the sort of reverence opposing defenses have for Vick, a reverence that is not only warranted, but absolutely necessary if a team wishes to slow the dual threat that is the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.
“He’s accurate right now. He’s making the throws he wasn’t making when he was in Atlanta,” said Jenkins. “So we’re going to have to keep him moving around the pocket and not let him set his feet. His deep ball is killer. It’s a flick of the wrist, and he may overthrow everybody.”
Vick has completed 171 of 268 passing this season, for 2,234 yards and 15 touchdowns. His quarterback rating on the year is 105.7. And that’s to say nothing of the considerable threat Vick poses with his feet.
“Michael Vick is a different type of guy,” Jenkins continued. “He’s a running back playing quarterback but, like I said, he’s getting more confident throwing the ball so that’s even [more] dangerous. A guy like that, you can’t let him get out of the pocket, you’ve got to contain him but at the same time you can’t just sit back and let him throw the ball because he’s getting confidence.”
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