Michael Vick thought before the season that the Eagles were building a dynasty. Instead, the Eagles’ playoff hopes are done this season, and Vick may be done as the franchise quarterback.
The Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-23 on Sunday, in a game that saw Vick suffer a concussion and rookie backup Nick Foles replace him. Foles threw some excellent passes but also mixed in some rookie mistakes, and the question now facing Eagles coach Andy Reid is whether to start building for the future by handing the reins to Foles, or whether to hope against hope that Vick can still turn things around.
The reality is it’s probably too late for the Eagles to turn things around this season, and it’s probably too late for Reid to save his job. At 3-6, the Eagles are now tied with the Redskins for last place n the NFC East, and it’s just not realistic to think they could go on any kind of playoff run. Reid is a lame duck, and Vick probably is, too.
But while this game will be noted mostly as the game that sealed the fate of Vick and Reid in Philadelphia, it may have also been the game that gave the Cowboys some life. The first-place Giants are going into their annual November slide, which gives the Cowboys hope that they might just be able to catch up in the NFC East. At 4-5 the Cowboys have a lot of work to do to get there, but if the Giants keep sliding, the Cowboys are the one NFC East team with a legitimate chance of catching them.
The Eagles have no shot. Vick and Reid may have thought they were building a dynasty together, but the reality is they’re just not very good.