IRVING, Texas -- Not since the days of Terrell Owens has there been so much drama surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles. On Friday there were reports of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick being upset the front office wasn't letting him return from a concussion because it wanted to play Nick Foles.
The Eagles released a statement from Vick denying the reports and coach Andy Reid and head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder met with reporters talking about the drama.
"I don’t think anybody is doing that," Reid said Friday to reporters in Philadelphia when asked he's bothered by the negative stories. "I think maybe that gets worked up that way outside of it. That’s not the way Michael feels. That’s not the way we feel. It’s all been open communication and we talk all the time. Michael has been going through the walkthroughs out there with us and standing out there with us and doing that part. He knows exactly how we feel on that. And I know exactly how he feels."
Of course when your team is 3-8 (1-4 on the road) playing a rookie at quarterback, doesn't have two playmakers -- wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back LeSean McCoy -- for the season and doesn't know when Vick is returning, things get a little tense.
"We have guys step up," Foles said. "We have a great group of guys that have been working all week. I have all the confidence in the world in them. They’re working their butts off. They’re excited to play and the most important thing is for us to play as a unit, play together, and no matter what happens through the course of the game, [to] stay focused, stay together as a unit and help each other out. The most successful offenses work together and stick together throughout the tough times."
There is some good news for the Eagles. The Cowboys are 1-4 in December at Cowboys Stadium and have lost their last eight Sunday night games.