Nick Foles will get another opportunity to prove that he should be the one leading the Philadelphia Eagles from here on out in the 2013 NFL season.

Sports Illustrated is reporting that Michael Vick will likely be out again Sunday when the Eagles face the Dallas Cowboys, and Foles will likely get the start. According to ESPN.com, Vick was still not feeling 100 percent on Tuesday, and said he’d be limited to simply being a pocket passer if he had to play today.

“I feel it getting better,” Vick said. “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 I had to go in a game, I could sit in the pocket and throw the football. 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.”

This is the game right here. If Foles is erratic and displays the same inconsistencies that he did after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, Vick will no doubt have the reigns for the remainder of the season if healthy.

If he can go out and dominate the Cowboys like he did against the Bucs last weekend, then the Nick Foles era may have officially began in Philadelphia.

This article was written by Glenn Erby. Follow him on Twitter here and read more of his work here


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