Originally posted on Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle...  |  Last updated 11/2/11

MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 2: Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during the NFL game against the Detroit Lions at the Metrodome on December 2, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Share: Tarvaris Jackson RENTON — The health of Tarvaris Jackson’s strained pectoral continues to improve. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that he’s as encouraged by Jackson’s condition as he has been at any point since he suffered the injury, and will approach this week’s practice as if Jackson will be starting against the Cowboys on Sunday. “[I'm] encouraged that Tarvaris looks like he has a chance to play this week from the start of the week, although he’ll still be on the injury list all week,” Carroll said. “And we’ll see if hes going to make it through the week. It’s much more encouraging at this time, early, than it was at any time the last couple weeks.” Carroll said Jackson didn’t throw the ball during Wednesday’s walk-through in an attempt to rest his pectoral a bit. But he’ll get most of the reps at practice the next three days. “Charlie (Whitehurst) will share in some of those reps, but basically he’ll (Jackson) get the starter reps for this
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