It’s not surprising at all, but it’s now official: The Philadelphia Eagles will be without quarterback Michael Vick and starting running back LeSean McCoy as they try to put an end to a seven-game losing streak against the Cowboys in Arlington on Sunday night.
Vick and McCoy were officially ruled out on Friday, as the pair of offensive weapons deal with lingering effects of concussions. Vick suffered his concussion in the first meeting with Dallas, and McCoy suffered his a week later.
In an interesting footnote to all this, many in Philadelphia believe that Vick will not play again this year not because of his health, but because Andy Reid is making a last-ditch play at saving his job by going with “the future,” rookie Nick Foles. Reid himself dismissed any such idea this week, however.
"There is nothing to that [report]. I've talked to Michael, and Michael is good," Reid said, per NJ.com. "I don't know where things get started but Michael is fine with it. He understands. Everything is in the best interest of him right now. … That's not the way Michael feels. That's not the way we feel."
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