Cowboys release former second-rounder DT Trysten Hill

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tony Gutierrez/AP/Shutterstock (13403431at) Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill watches play during a NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Arlington, Texas Bengals Cowboys Football, Arlington, United States – 17 Sep 2022

Cowboys release former second-rounder DT Trysten Hill

The Dallas Cowboys have released former second-round pick DT Trysten Hill.

Hill was in his fourth NFL season, all with the Cowboys. Hill was given a chance by Dallas mainly due to the reported connection he had with former Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. Hill had reportedly had some maturity issues early in his career but found himself in the regular rotation on the interior defensive line when healthy.

Hill has struggled to find the field consistently since being drafted. His seven games played this season tied his career high, which was set in his rookie season. In his 25 career games, he has only started five, all of which were in 2020, when he suffered a season-ending knee injury. Hill has recorded 33 combined tackles in his career, with four tackles for loss. He has yet to record a sack.

Last week, the Cowboys acquired veteran DT Johnathan Hankins from the Las Vegas Raiders, creating a bit of a logjam at the defensive tackle position. With Hankins, Neville Gallimore, Osa Odighizuwa, and Quinton Bohanna sitting firm in the rotation, Hill looked to be the odd man out.

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