Cowboys' Trysten Hill suspended 2 games for punching Raiders' lineman

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys' defensive lineman Trysten Hill has been suspended for the next two games after he was seen punching Raiders' guard John Simpson following the Thanksgiving game, the NFL announced Monday.

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“After the Las Vegas Raiders-Dallas Cowboys game on November 25, you engaged in conduct that this office considers unnecessary roughness and displays a lack of sportsmanship,” NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan told Hill in a statement. “Specifically, as both teams were shaking hands, you waited more than 50 seconds for your opponent at the 50-yard line. When you located him, you then walked toward him in the opposite direction of your locker room. You both engaged in a verbal chest-to-chest confrontation which you escalated by throwing an open hand punch to his facemask, forcible enough to cause your opponent’s helmet to come off.”

Hill can appeal the decision, but it'll have to come quickly as the Cowboys are set to face the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. Should he lose the appeal, he would miss the Saints game and the following week's matchup against the Washington Football Team.

Hill, 23, was a second-round pick of the Cowboys in 2019. He has appeared in three games this season, recording 8 combined tackles in limited action. He was on the field for about half the Cowboys' defensive snaps on Thursday.