Michael Vick, out the last three weeks with a concussion, still has not passed the test that would allow him to resume playing quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Because Vick failed the impact concussion test taken on Wednesday, he was not cleared to practice. And so, rookie Nick Foles likely will start for the third straight game when the Eagles, who have lost seven straight, attempt to avoid their longest losing streak in 44 years against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Foles has thrown for 542 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in three games since replacing Vick during a 38-23 home loss to the Cowboys on Nov. 11.
Vick spent Tuesday night being sized for a protective skull cap that he plans to wear under his helmet when he returns to play to safeguard against suffering another concussion.
At the urging of neurologist Dr. Dimi Barot, Vick met at his home with Unequal Technologies Corporation CEO Rob Vito to be measured for the new “dome” device made of the company’s Concussion Reduction Technology.
Vick had Unequal retro-fit his helmet with similar padding upon returning from a concussion in September 2011. The same company designed protective Kevlar devices that enabled Vick and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to play with serious rib injuries in recent seasons.