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Friday practice report: Hawks ready for Cowboys

The Seahawks worked out for about an hour and a half this morning in preparation for the team’s game against Dallas inside the team’s practice facility in Renton.

The team announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu has been officially placed on the injured reserve after having surgery to replace a torn pectoral muscle, ending his season.

“I knew for a couple days it was coming, so I was prepared for it,” Mora said. “It’s unfortunate, but you’ve got to just keep marching on.”

Cornerback Marcus Trufant has been placed on the active roster, filling Tatupu’s spot.

Here’s the injury report.

For Seattle, C.J. Wallace (hamstring) is out. Sean Locklear (ankle) did not practice, and is listed as doubtful.

Matt Hasselbeck (ribs), Robs Sims (ankle) and Patrick Kerney (groin) all practiced and all are probable for Sunday.

For Dallas, CB Allen Rossum (hamstring) is out.

NT Jay Ratliff (knee) was a limited participant in practice and is questionable.

And RB Marion Barber (thumb), S Gerald Sensabaugh (thumb) and LB DeMarcus Ware were full participants in practice and are probable.

Mora said the plan for Trufant is still to play in the team’s nickel package in passing situations, and Josh Wilson will get the start at cornerback.

“We have a plan in mind, but it could change as we go,” Mora said about Trufant’s situation. “The one thing we don’t want to do is come out the game saying we wish would have played Tru more. So we’re very conscious of that.”

Mora went on to say that Trufant had a good week of practice and feels good.

As far as the offensive line, the starters are Damion McIntosh at left tackle, Rob Sims at left guard, Chris Spencer at center, Max Unger at right guard and Ray Willis at right tackle.

Mora said that Steve Vallos will be the backup for the interior positions, but he did not give a backup for the tackle spots, saying that he had confidence both tackle would make it through the game OK, including the team’s fourth starting tackle this season in McIntosh.

“We’ll deal with it if it comes up,” Mora said about the backup plan for tackle. “I mean we have a plan, but we’re not going to have to use that plan. We’re going to have five guys in there, and it’s going to be consistent, it’s going to be great.”

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