Seahawks notebook: DeShawn Shead makes his season debut

Veteran cornerback suffered a severe knee injury in the final game of last season

DeShawn Shead made his season debut 11 months after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.

Shead, the Seahawks’ starting right cornerback and special-teams captain last season, covered punts on special teams in the first half of Sunday’s 21-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys and was in on a tackle.

The team activated Shead on Saturday to the 53-man roster.

He began practicing three weeks ago, and this weekend was his last opportunity to play or else Seattle would have had to put him on injured reserve.

Rookie Shaquill Griffin started again at right cornerback.

Shead played on the kickoff, kickoff return and punt-coverage teams.

“It was great being back, playing with my brothers again. It’s been a long journey, a long road,” he said.

“The grind of hard work paid off.”

Lacy’s mothballing continues

The Seahawks’ list of inactive players for Sunday’s game at Dallas included veteran running back Eddie Lacy.

Seattle’s splashiest offseason signing, at $2,865,000 guaranteed, has gained just 179 yards this season. Sunday was the fourth time he was inactive, three times while healthy. Those are the fifth-year veteran and former Green Bay Packer’s first healthy scratches of his career. He’s been active but did not get on the field in two other games.

Keeping Lacy inactive for the second time in three weeks saves the salary-capped Seahawks another $62,500. That’s the per-week bonus Lacy has in his one-year contract for being active for games.

Way back

The Seahawks had 2 yards passing at halftime thanks in part to DeMarcus Lawrence’s 22-yard sack of Wilson in the first half. Lawrence overpowered Germain Ifedi, forced Wilson to backtrack after he tried scrambling to his right and tackled Wilson as he tried to run away from him at the Seattle 8.

Graham milestone

Jimmy Graham’s second-quarter touchdown made him the first NFL tight end with at least 10 scoring catches in a season for two franchises. He did it three times with New Orleans and has 69 career TDs.

Extra points

The rest of Seattle’s inactives at Dallas included defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, rookie cornerback Mike Tyson, center Joey Hunt from nearby Texas Christian University, and special-teams mainstay D.J. Alexander (concussion). … The Seahawks sustained no new injuries that they immediately reported.

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