ARLINGTON, Texas -- Eagles coach Andy Reid spent the week indicating that Michael Vick would be his No. 2 quarterback despite a quadriceps contusion. I thought it seemed like an unnecessary risk but it's something that Reid has done quite a bit this season.
But now we know that Reid may have been trying to mislead Wade Phillips and his defense. Vick is listed as the Eagles' emergency quarterback, which makes it highly unlikely that we'll see him on the field today. Kevin Kolb will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Donovan McNabb. The only other mild surprise for the Eagles in terms of inactives is safety Quintin Demps. He told reporters all week that he planned to play and return kicks. But he's been listed as inactive. That means that rookie Macho Harris may be returning kicks again. Remember that he had two fumbles last week against the Broncos.
No surprises on the Cowboys' inactives list. We know that Marc Colombo and Pat Watkins could potentially return for next weekend's wild-card playoff game. With the Vikings beating up on the Giants, we know a Cowboys loss today would send them to Minneapolis. An Eagles loss would return them to Arlington, Texas, again next weekend to play the Cowboys.
An Eagles win would give them the No. 2 playoff seed and a bye in the opening round.