Eagles list Vick as backup to McNabb

The Philadelphia Eagles listed Michael Vick as the team’s No. 2 quarterback in Saturday night’s wild-card game, a possible indication of an expanded role against the Cowboys.

Vick had been listed as probable after missing the last two games with a quad injury. Eagles coach Andy Reid wouldn’t confirm his intentions for Vick during the week, but his status as Donovan McNabb’s primary backup indicates his return to health and perhaps in expanded role in the Wildcat formation as well as short-yardage and goal line situations.

Had Vick been listed as the emergency No. 3 QB and entered the game before the fourth quarter, neither McNabb or Kevin Kolb would have been eligible to return. Instead, Kolb is inactive as the Eagles’ emergency QB against the Cowboys.

The Eagles’ other inactives: WR Kevin Curtis, CB Geoffrey Pope, DL Trevor Laws, OT King Dunlap, OL Dallas Reynolds, TE Martin Rucker, S Quintin Demps.

For the Cowboys, OT Marc Colombo is active and expected to start tonight after missing the last seven games. Backup S Pat Watkins (knee), who was questionable, is inactive for the fourth consecutive game.

The Cowboys’ remaining inactives: CB Cletis Gordon, LB Jason Williams, OL Montrae Holland, OL Duke Preston, OL Pat McQuistan and LB Curtis Johnson. The No. 3 emergency QB is Stephen McGee.

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