The Cowboys and their problem with rookie DT Trysten Hill
The Cowboys have a trouble with their Trysten Hill, who is not reliable enough to play full-time. Although the organization said that he’s doing necessary things to compete, it appears he’s not doing that.
Hill even fell asleep last Thursday at The Star, during a speech of Fame player Isiah Thomas. It was such a bad thing that Thomas had to call Hill out to wake up. According to some sources, it was described as a serious issue instead of a laughing matter.
The bye week was over, then the Cowboys continued their first practice on Tuesday. Hill wasn’t allowed to participate. He was told to go home by coach Jason Garrett due to his late coming to a team meeting. Starting defensive tackle Antwaun Woods, who was also late to a team meeting, was also sent home.
For what defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli does with prospective player, the Cowboys expressed a devotion to Hill when they drafted him in April. Hill even forges a bond with them, and makes them sign an agreement with high standards he sets once drafted. Hill spoke with Marinelli the week before that he was drafted and whether he worked out for another team.
In the future, the Cowboys need to express some concern about their defensive line. Among their 10 players on the active roster, six of them will become free agents next spring and Hill is the only interior lineman with contract for 2020. Besides, Crawford – defensive end and tackle – is injured and also under contract through 2020.
It has been a common situation that players arrive late to meeting and practices so far. But with an effort to earn playing time on a team yearning to utilize players’ skills, it is unacceptable to arrive late to a meeting. And sleeping during a Hall of Famer’s speech is really disrespectful.
So what did Hill miss in Thomas’ speech?
Starting running back Ezekiel Elliott said, “It was great. He talked about having a championship mentality. Just how him and his team approached the game, how they held each other accountable and all of those simple things propel them to a championship winner”.
Expect that Hill can listen to the whole thing next time.