FRISCO, Texas – Defensive tackle Trysten Hill's two-game suspension has been reduced to one game by NFL appeals officer Derrick Brooks, the league announced Tuesday night.
Hill appealed the original two-game suspension for what the league called "violations of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules" immediately following the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Raiders.
Post-game video showed Hill throwing a punch at Raiders offensive lineman John Simpson. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan issued the two-game suspension, explaining to Hill in a letter, "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 is suspended for Thursday's game at New Orleans but will now be eligible to play in the Cowboys' Dec. 12 game at Washington.
The third-year tackle has been productive in the defensive line rotation since returning from a 2020 knee injury. He has eight tackles and four pressures in three games.