Kam Chancellor said earlier in the week he was “itching” for contact, and he got some. He actually got a little more than some, picking up an unnecessary roughness penalty.

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Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor saw some action and made his preseason debut against Dallas.

Chancellor, who was dealing with a groin injury, played two series against the Cowboys in the 27-17 victory Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.

“I wanted to stay out there,” he said. “I don’t really put a count on it. I just want to play as long as they let me play.”

Chancellor said earlier in the week he was “itching” for contact, and he got some.

Seahawks 27, Cowboys 17


He actually got a little more than some, picking up an unnecessary-roughness penalty for hitting Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on an incomplete pass.

“It wasn’t no flag,” Chancellor said. “It was going straight to him and somebody tipped it at the last minute when I’m already about to hit him so I can’t see where the ball landed at. I’m going to have to appeal it probably, and they’ll see what I’m talking about.”

Elliott also lowered his head and took on Chancellor at the end of a run.

“I was (surprised) because there was no film on him,” Chancellor said. “I didn’t know if he was going to juke me or not, so I was a little surprised. But not the second time. Second time you know I’m bringing that wood. I was a little surprised the first time, but he has a lot of courage for that. I’ll give it to him. But if it was a full game, it would have been a bloodbath.”

More shuffling of O-line

Garry Gilliam started for the Seahawks at right tackle and played two series.

J’Marcus Webb replaced him and started the final two drives of the first half. The rest of the starting offensive line remained the same in the first half.

Then, in the third quarter, Gilliam returned at right tackle and Webb replaced Bradley Sowell at left tackle.

Webb was thought to be the Seahawks’ starting right tackle before the season started, after the team signed him as a free agent this offseason. And Gilliam was expected to be the starting left tackle, filling the void of departed free agent Russell Okung.

But the Seahawks shuffled their line during training camp, moving Gilliam to right tackle while Webb dealt with a knee injury.

This was the first game Webb played. The Seahawks scored all 10 of their first-half points with Webb in at right tackle.

Tony Romo injured

Three plays into the game, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo took off running, started to slide and was tackled from behind by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril.

Romo grabbed his back and walked off the field under his own power, but he did not return.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said on a Dallas broadcast that he didn’t think Romo’s injury was serious but decided to hold him out anyway.

DT Tony McDaniel starts

Just a few weeks ago, Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel was kayaking and hiking around Leavenworth. Thursday, he started at defensive tackle alongside Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Ahtyba Rubin.

Jordan Hill, who got time with the first-team defensive line earlier this offseason, just returned from an injury this week and played his first exhibition game. And Jarran Reed, the rookie defensive tackle who started in Hill’s absence, didn’t play Thursday because of an injury.

That left McDaniel to start, an indicator he should have a good chance to make the team after working out for the Seahawks earlier this month just because he already happened to be in Washington on vacation.

C.J. Prosise makes debut

Running back C.J. Prosise, the Seahawks’ third-round draft choice this year, played for the first time this preseason after battling a hamstring injury.

The Seahawks have been clear since day one the role they envision for Prosise: They want him to be the team’s “third-down” running back, the role previously held by Fred Jackson, and Robert Turbin before that.

Prosise said on the first day he showed up for the Seahawks people called him “Young Fred.”

“I’m feeling really confident,” Prosise said. “As far as pass protection, I’m really picking that up really well, working with Russ (Russell Wilson) really well … I’m really comfortable coming out of the backfield and making plays.”

Tanner McEvoy injured

Tanner McEvoy, who is currently a tight end but who has also been a wide receiver and a defensive back with the Seahawks, injured his groin in the game.

McEvoy has made some big plays this preseason, including catching a 43-yard bomb from Wilson against the Cowboys.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said McEvoy was the only injury to report from the game.


• The Seahawks announced a five-year extension with Q13 Fox as the team’s television partner. That means Q13 will continue to broadcast exhibition games and handle pregame and postgame shows.