A new name appeared on the Seattle Seahawks injury report this week, with Bradley McDougald sitting out the first two days of practice with a knee injury, and the strong safety was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
But McDougald returned to practice Friday, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said McDougald, who has played well since taking over for an injured Kam Chancellor, is ready to go for Sunday's game in Dallas.
"He's good, he's ready to go," Carroll said. "He needed a little extra break this week, but he got back and practiced today, and he's fine."
Also in the "ready to go" category is middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, whose status was very much in question at this time last week. Wagner, who has come out of the past two games early because of a hamstring injury, did not even appear on the final injury report this week, meaning he's fully expected to play.
"He practiced today, he's ready to go," Carroll said. "… He couldn't do anything last week. We didn't see him until Sunday, so he's well ahead of that. So it's a great sign. He came out of the game better than he was the week before, so the whole week has turned out very positive for him."
The Seahawks are also welcoming back linebacker K.J. Wright after he missed last week's game with a concussion.
Asked how important it was to have Wright and a healthier Wagner back in action, Carroll said. "I don't know how to overstate it. Those guys have been with us for such a long time and they mean so much to us. Everything plays like we're capable of playing when those guys are out there."
Carroll said cornerback DeShawn Shead "has a chance to play" this week. Shead, who opened the season on the physically unable to perform list, returned to practice three weeks ago, and has to be added to the 53-man roster by Saturday if he is going to play this season.
"You'll see in a little bit," Carroll said when asked if Shead would indeed be added to the roster. "We'll see if we can do it or not. We'll let you know."
Running back Chris Carson, who is currently on injured reserve, has not yet returned to practice. Carroll said they'll revisit that decision again next week: "We'll start over again on Wednesday and see where he is. Had high hopes, but not yet."
The Seahawks will be without linebacker and special teams standout D.J. Alexander because of a concussion. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who has missed the last three games with an ankle injury is doubtful.
The Seahawks also had one name added to the injury list late, with defensive Frank Clark being added as questionable with a toe injury that limited him in Friday's practice.
LB D.J. Alexander (concussion)
DT Nazair Jones (ankle, did not participate in practice)
S Bradley McDougald (knee, full participation)
TE Nick Vannett (shoulder, full participation)
DE Frank Clark (toe, limited participation)
DT David Irving (concussion)
DT Richard Ash (shoulder, did not participate in practice)
WR Brice Butler (foot, limited participation in practice)
T La'el Collins (back, limited participation in practice)
CB Orlando Scandrick (back, limited participation in practice)
DE Benson Mayowa (back, limited participation in practice)
T Tyron Smith (back/knee, limited participation in practice)