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December 31, 2010

Kolb offers different challenge than Vick for Cowboys

Michael Vick is the NFL's 35th-leading rusher with 613 yards and eight rushing touchdowns. Kevin Kolb has only 55 rushing yards in his career.

With Kolb starting in place of Vick on Sunday, the Cowboys will have much less concern about Kolb beating them with his feet.

"You do prepare for the system, because they run the same kinds of plays," interim coach Jason Garrett said. "Obviously, Michael Vick is one of the most dangerous escape quarterbacks who's ever played in this league and there has been evidence of that on tape throughout his career, and certainly this year. Kevin Kolb is a guy who is more of a pocket passer. He certainly can move around. He makes a lot of plays with his feet as well, but just not quite those dynamic 70-yard run plays that the other guy makes. He's a good football player. You certainly like the way he throws the ball, how he moves around, how he moves that football team."

Vick bruised his thigh in Tuesday night's loss to the Vikings, which locked the Eagles into the third seed. Philadelphia cannot improve its playoff position Sunday.

-- Charean Williams


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