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Thursday January 30th, 2014

Michael Vick says he won't play Sunday against the Cowboys. (Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images) Michael Vick only had 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions last year. (Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick told NFL.com's Dan Hanzus that he will "absolutely" be a starter by Week 1 of next season.

Vick lost his starting job to Nick Foles, who went on to throw for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions and became the league's highest rated passer.

Vick's problem was that he couldn't stay healthy this season, suffering a hamstring injury earlier in the season and then getting replaced by third-stringer Matt Barkley after being ineffective in a Week 8 loss to the New York Giants.

"I don't know," he said. "Who knows? What I am is really excited about the opportunity to play again in 2014 and that's what's important."

LAWRENCE: Backup QBs Osweiler, Jackson prep for biggest game they won't play in Vick, 33, signed a one-year deal before last season and will be a free agent this offseason.

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