Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick won't play Sunday against Dallas as he continues to recover from a concussion and said Friday he just wants to return to the field as soon as he is medically cleared.
Reports surfaced Friday indicating that Vick may have taken a step back in his recovery. There was another rumor that said Vick believed he was not being cleared medically so the Eagles could continue to play rookie Nick Foles during what has amounted to a disappointing season.
"There's nothing to that," said Eagles coach Andy Reid on Friday. "I've talked with Michael and Michael is good. I don't know where things get started, but Michael is fine with it. He understands that everything is in the best interest of him right now and making sure that he's ready to go."
Vick failed a concussion test earlier this week and was unable to practice in preparation for Sunday's game. He has not played since a Week 10 game against Dallas and was listed as out on this week's injury report.
"I want to thank my fans for the thousands of well wishes," said Vick. "I also appreciate the support of the entire Eagles organization. I feel strong and healthy. As a professional athlete, I want to play in every game, but the NFL has a specific protocol to protect players. My focus is to complete this process successfully, so I can rejoin my team on the field."
Foles has started the last two games for Philadelphia and will make his third career start for the 3-8 Eagles on Sunday in Dallas. He has completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 542 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions over two-plus games for Philadelphia, which is in the midst of a seven-game losing streak.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is questionable with a tailbone injury that has kept him out of practice all week, while center Dallas Reynolds is also considered questionable as he battles an ankle issue. Running back LeSean McCoy won't play for a second consecutive game because of a concussion.