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Reid: No Decision On Sunday's Starters

Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Michael Vick sustained a quad contusion on the first play of the game Tuesday night, and wouldn't be a lock to play Sunday even if the game was critical to the Eagles' playoff seeding. Assured of the No. 3 seed, Reid said that no decision has been made on who will start against the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

In other injury news, defensive tackle Trevor Laws has a shoulder (AC joint) sprain and a chest contusion. Reid said that Laws is, understandably, "pretty sore today."

Rookie Jeff Owens tore his patellar tendon while chasing after Vikings quarterback Joe Webb, and will have surgery in the near future. He will be placed on season-ending injured reserve and must be replaced on the active roster.

Asante Samuel had an MRI on his sore knee Wednesday morning, which came back clean. And DeSean Jackson's foot is still a bit sore, but he should be fine moving forward.

As far as the right cornerback position goes, Reid said that no decision has yet been made on who will be the starter moving forward. Dimitri Patterson has started in that slot since the season-ending neck injury to Ellis Hobbs, but the fifth-year cornerback was benched in the second half of Tuesday night's game after allowing pass plays of 46 and 23 yards and committing a personal foul on the opening drive of the third quarter (which was declined after the catch was made). Patterson was replaced by Joselio Hanson.

Reid also indicated Wednesday morning that newly acquired return specialist Gerard Lawson will likely get a shot to return kicks Sunday against the Cowboys.

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 12:25 p.m., December 29

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