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Mike Check: Vick's play against Dallas

How did Michael Vick perform in the Eagles' 30-27 win against the Cowboys? Here's the weekly breakdown.

The Cowboys blitzed Vick often and effectively. Vick dropped back to pass 30 times, and the Cowboys sent five or more defenders at him on 14 of those occasions (47 percent).

Vick completed just 6-of-11 passes for 16 yards against the blitz. That equates to a quarterback rating of 60.3 and a yards per attempt of 1.45. The Eagles' biggest pass play against the blitz was an 11-yard completion to Cooper.

All season, Vick has been able to hit on some big pass plays against the blitz, but he failed to burn the Cowboys Sunday when they sent extra defenders. He also had runs of 1 yard and 6 yards against the blitz and was sacked once.

In the pocket, Vick was 13-for-21 for 250 yards. Outside the pocket, he was 3-for-5 for 20 yards.

For the second straight week, Vick operated under center more than usual. On those throws, he was 9-for-14 for 221 yards. From the shotgun, he was 7-for-12 for 49 yards.

Big yards of fake handoffs and play-action. On those throws, Vick was 6-for-10 for 188 yards.

The Eagles were 4-for-11 on third down. On nine occasions, the ball was in Vick's hands on third down, and three of those times, the Eagles picked up a first. Vick was 4-for-6 for 31 yards on third down. He was sacked once and scrambled twice (for 1 yard and 2 yards, respectively).

Who were the most frequent targets on third down? How about Hall and Avant? Maclin did not get a third-down target. Jackson and Herremans got one each. The Eagles are 17-for-50 (34 percent) on third down in their last four games.

As you can see, the Eagles got nothing out of the short passing game. Quite a contrast from the Texans game when Vick averaged a whopping 7.9 yards per attempt on the short throws.

But the Mid throws were very effective.

The one Bomb throw was the 60-yarder to open the game to Jackson. And the Deep completion was to Jackson also.