Cowboys’ Trysten Hill suspended two games for Thanksgiving brawl

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The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trystan Hill for two games on Monday for facing Las Vegas offensive lineman John Simpson and throwing a punch after the Raiders’ 36-33 overtime win on Thanksgiving.

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Hill, who was ruled out of the first eight games of the season while recovering from a torn knee ligament last year, will miss Thursday night’s game in New Orleans and a December 12 game in Washington. He may return to the Giants on December 19, the last of three consecutive road games.

Tristan Hill gets into a feud with the Raiders after the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving loss.
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John Runyon, the NFL’s vice president of football operations, said in a letter to Hill that the third-year player spent about a minute in midfield after the game looking for Simpson and facing the Raiders’ left guard opposite the Dallas locker room. direction went.

“The two of you engaged in a verbal chest-to-chest confrontation, which you escalated by throwing an open-handed punch over your face mask, causing your opponent’s helmet to come off,” Runyon wrote.

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The suspension comes as the Cowboys are dealing with a COVID outbreak, with eight testing positive – including that of head coach Mike McCarthy – according to ESPN.com.

Tristan Hill gets into a feud with the Raiders after the Cowboys' Thanksgiving loss.
Tristan Hill gets into a feud with the Raiders after the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving loss.
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The league said the suspension was for unnecessary roughness and violation of sportsmanship conduct rules, in particular for contact with players’ face, head or neck. Hill can appeal the suspension.

Hill had just played his best game of the season, with the Dallas defensive lineman making five tackles against the Raiders. Dallas’ top pick in 2019 as a second rounder, Hill’s tenure has been mostly disappointing. He has played only 15 matches in his three seasons.

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