Eagles quarterback Michael Vick didn’t exactly rule himself out of this week’s matchup with the Cowboys on Tuesday, but he came fairly close, telling reporters he’d feel a lot better about his sore hamstring if he had another week to rehab it.
“I feel it getting better,” Vick said, per Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com. “It's just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do. ... It can be re-aggravated quickly. Because mine is up so high, and the way I run, I've got to take precautions. I can't overdo it. If I do, it can be another two to three weeks.”
If Vick does miss the Cowboys game, Nick Foles will get his second straight start, while the veteran Vick will serve as the emergency quarterback. Of course, Foles isn’t a picnic for opposing defenses--last week against the Bucs, he accounted for four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing).
“If I had to go in a game, I could sit in the pocket and throw the football,” Vick said. “That's like playing seven-on-seven. But seven-on-seven is kind of unrealistic on Sundays. You've got people coming at you. So being an emergency guy, that's just what I'm going to be, if that's the case.”
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