Michael Vick Reportedly out for Week 13, Nick Foles to Start vs. Cowboys

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 29, 2012

The Philadelphia Eagles will turn to rookie quarterback Nick Foles once again in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys, as Michael Vick will miss his third straight game with a concussion, according to Reuben Frank of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Vick for at least the third time has failed the ImPACT test that measures brain function and compares it quantitatively to brain function before a head injury.

Trainer Rick Burkholder said on Saturday that Vick was close to passing the test, but he has apparently made no or little progress in the past five days.

Vick has not played since Nov. 11 against the Cowboys, when he completed six of his nine passes for 70 yards and a touchdown before Jay Ratliff tackled him and his head planted into the ground. 

Foles has been the Eagles starting quarterback in the interim, looking very much like the rookie that he is. In his first two NFL starts, Foles has gone 37-for-67 with 323 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. 

No matter who the Eagles start at quarterback, they still aren't finding ways to win. Even before Vick got hurt, this team was playing woeful football. They kept turning the ball over and playing undisciplined on both offense and defense. 

After a 3-1 start, the Eagles have lost their last seven games to fall into last place in the NFC East. Fans and analysts are throwing stones at this team, particularly head coach Andy Reid, whose tenure with the team could be coming to an end after the season. 

Vick has played in nine games this season, throwing for 2,165 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.