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D.J. Fluker, Tedric Thompson should be good to go vs Cowboys

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The Seattle Seahawks did not have the offensive line that they wanted against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and it showed. The team had D.J. Fluker active but he did not play, while J.R. Sweezy was inactive and head coach Pete Carroll shifted Germain Ifedi inside to right guard with George Fant starting at right tackle. When the Seahawks play the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday in the wild card round, Carroll expects the team to be starting it’s usual five: Duane Brown, Sweezy, Justin Britt, Fluker, and Ifedi. This should also allow Fant to return as the sixth man.

This should be an upgrade over the offensive line when the Seahawks faced the Cowboys earlier in the season, as Joey Hunt started in place of Britt at center that day. Also, Fant was not a part of the rotation yet. However, by Monday Carroll was less sure of Sweezy, calling him a “gametime decision.”

Carroll said he also expects free safety Tedric Thompson to return after missing the last two games with a chest injury, though backup Delano Hill seems to have played well enough to continue to earn snaps if necessary. Carroll seemed less sure of cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who hurt his ankle late in the game vs the Cardinals.

Dion Jordan was also healthy enough to play Sunday if needed, but was held out. He should be ready by Saturday, giving the team more defensive line depth. If any relevant Dallas injury news comes up, we’ll share that later in the week.