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Foles Looks Entrenched As Eagles QB



    When Nick Foles came into a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 20, the Philadelphia "backup quarterback" was coming off an NFC Player of the Week performance in which he threw for three touchdowns and nearly 300 yards in his first start of the season after Michael Vick's injury.

    Against the Cowboys, Foles laid a big egg, passing for just 80 yards and getting banged up in the process while looking lost for much of the game before being replaced by third-string QB Matt Barkley. It was an embarrassing outing for the Austin native.

    Foles missed the next game, but then came back with a vengeance against Oakland, tossing seven touchdown passes and throwing for 406 yards. Ever since, he's been fantastic for the Eagles, who beat the Redskins on Sunday to pull a half-game ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East division lead.

    It appears the Michael Vick days in Philly are over, as Foles has now tossed 16 touchdown passes this season and has yet to throw an interception.

    Of course, he's probably got Week 17 circled on his calendar for a chance to get back at the one team that shut him down this year — your Dallas Cowboys.