Michael Vick sets out in Week 10 to lead his 3-5 Philadelphia Eagles in a Desperation Bowl of sorts against the 3-5 Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m. ET on FOX). The bitter NFC East rivals attempt to avoid a loss that will surely mean the death of any remaining playoff hopes.
A defeat might also cost embattled Eagles head coach Andy Reid and/or Cowboys coach Jason Garrett a job. Those two head coaches must have fannies on fire from the hot seats they constantly seem to occupy. Sorry for that visual.
While all that drama plays out, Vick faces the here and now behind an achy, shaky offensive line.
The day before kickoff, I stick a digital recorder near Michael Vick's face at the Eagles practice facility.
It's a reliable tool, that digital recorder, especially if you remember to hit the record button. But what the doodad doesn't record is how often the weary Vick shakes his head. He did it a lot Saturday.
The 32-year-old QB faces the scary prospect of playing behind a patchwork offensive ...