Seahawks/Cowboys Week 2
On Sunday, neither team will be healthy heading into the game.
The Cowboys will be without starting center Phil Costa, which will force them to start Ryan Cook in his absence. Ryan was acquired by the Cowboys on August 31,2012, in a trade that sent the Miami Dolphins a seventh round pick.
In 78 games, Cook has 40 career starts, playing from center to tackle. 2010 was the last time he started, he started 7 out of the 16 games that he played in.
The Cowboys will also be without 4-time Pro Bowl nose tackle, Jay Ratliff. Sean Lissemore should see the majority of snaps until Ratliff returns.
Though Sean does not have the career accolades that Jay Ratliff possesses, he is no slouch, and the Seahawks must not be lulled into complacency with the Pro Bowler out.
The big question mark for the Seattle Seahawks, is starting left tackle Russell Okung. Though he had a terrible game last week in Arizona, the Seahawks offense will need him to play if they have any hopes of slowing down pass rush extraordinary DaMarcus Ware.
If Russell Okung cannot play, the Seahawks will be forced to start Frank Omiyaleat left tackle. Since it is Frank’s first year in Seattle, I wanted to ask a Chicago Bears blogger what they thought of him.
It is tough to find a level headed Chicago fan, but “Bears Fan Ron” is very fair in his assessment of the Bears and their personnel.
When I told him Omiyale might have to start against the Cowboys he responded:
“yikes he bad slow, poor footwork bad technique, and not smart. Strong and big is about it”
Not the ringing endorsement I would like to hear about the guy who might be forced to protect Russell Wilson‘s blind side against DeMarcus Ware.
Zach Miller is expected to play on Sunday. Charly Martin will not be available, but on the bright side, it looks like Sidney Rice will be able to go and Golden Tate should return from his knee injury.
Marshawn Lynch may be on the injury report, nevertheless he should be starting on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Last week Rookie guard, JR Sweezy, started at right guard and struggled against one of the top defensive tackles in the game, Darnell Dockett.
Fortunately, John Moffitt should be able to return and replace JR Sweezy, which will help shore up the right side of the offensive line.
- Sidney Rice WR #18, Knee, Probable
- Marshawn Lynch RB #24, Back, Probable
- Byron Maxwell BD #41, Shoulder, Probable
- John Moffitt RG #74, Elbow, Probable
- Golden Tate WR #81, Knee, Probable
- Jason Jones #DT/DE #90, Not injury related, Probable
- Greg Scruggs #DE #98, Hamstring, Probable
- Russell Okung LT #76, Knee, Questionable
- Zach Miller TE #86, Foot, Questionable
- Charly Martin WR #14, Chest, Out
- Andre Holmes WR #16, Knee, Probable
- Miles Austin WR #19, Hamstring, Probable
- Mike Jenkins WR #21, Shoulder, Probable
- Felix Jones RB #28, Ribs, Probable
- DeMarco Murray RB #29, Wrist, Probable
- Danny McCray S #40, Neck, Probable
- Gerald Sensanbaugh S #43, Concussion, Probable
- Kyle Wilber LB #51, Thumb, Probable
- DeMarcus Ware #94 LB, Hamstring, Probable
- Jason Witten #82 TE, Abdomen, Probable
- Matt Johnson #37 S, Hamstring, Out
- Phil Costa #67 C, Back, Out
- Jay Ratliff #90 NT, Ankle, Out
Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens will weigh in each week with that state of the Seahawks regarding their NFL injury report, so check back each week.