Seahawks injury updates going into Cowboys game

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks haven’t been the team most expected this season and likely because of so many injuries. Pete Carroll updated Seattle injuries on Friday. A couple of players that are new to the list are unexpected but sorely needed.

Seahawks have injuries? What? Seriously, it’s true. 12s know all about not having Richard Sherman or Kam Chancellor or (insert name here). This week, however, two players showed up on the injured list: Bradley McDougald and Frank Clark.

Clark, while almost maddeningly inconsistent, may also be Seattle’s best pure pass rusher. The Cowboys hope to run the ball a ton on Sunday, of course, but if the Seahawks can get a lead Dallas may need to throw. Clark can make a difference in any game. With no Cliff Avril already, Clark is needed this week.

Clark was limited in Friday’s practice with a toe injury.

McDougald actually was one of the very few bright spots on Seattle’s loss to the Rams. He has had a good season. Chancellor is still a better and more impactful player, but McDougald is still an excellent backup.

McDougald missed two days of practice this week with a knee injury. According to Carroll, however, “He needed a little extra break this week, but he got back and practiced (Friday), and he’s fine.”

Bobby Wagner should be able to play Sunday too. The problem with Wagner against the Rams wasn’t that he couldn’t play, it was that he was so limited in what he could do that it affected the whole Seahawks defense. Wagner will be paramount to stopping Dallas’ rushing game Sunday.

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Fellow linebacker K.J. Wright should be back against Dallas. Wright missed the Rams game with a concussion. Having Wright back is a huge boost to everything Seattle wants to do defensively.