Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints Players To Pay Hefty Fine For Post-Match Brawl; Trysten Hill and More May Avoid Suspension

Published 11/26/2021, 2:10 PM EST
Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


Last night’s Thanksgiving clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the Las Vegas Raiders was as aggressive a match could get. The match had everything, from players punching each other to the Cowboys breaking an all time franchise record of penalty yards. For a match as controversial as this, many expected the players in question to be suspended. Luckily, they are all set to attract fines.

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“I don’t really know”: Dallas Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy cannot explain how his team got 28 penalties

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In their overtime loss to the Raiders last night, the Cowboys established a franchise mark with 166 penalty yards. Their previous record was 161 against Washington in 1970. Post match, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy was asked about his team’s performance, and safe to say, he wasn’t happy. “Twenty-eight penalties,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said. “‘I don’t really know what the hell you want me to say. Write whatever you want. I’m all for it.”

Cowboys Linebacker Micah Parsons also shared similar sentiments and believed that they fell victim to some really awful calls. “I feel bad for my guys cause I know some of the penalties were 50/50; some would say really bad calls,” Parsons said.

Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Micah Parsons (11) celebrates making a play in the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Parsons further emphasised on the injustice by talking about the aggressiveness in football. “It doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, football is an aggressive game and you’re gonna attack the ball, and you’re gonna play through the ball, and you’re gonna play the defender. End of the day, it’s gonna come to a point and time, where when, are you going to let us truly play?”

No suspension for players, but they are likely to be fined

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According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill will not face a suspension after punching Raiders guard John Simpson during a post-game brawl. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero also reported that Raiders safety Roderick Teamer and Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph will not be suspended for their altercation early in the second half of the Thanksgiving Day game.

After their brawl, which began after the Raiders’ A.J. Cole punted early in the third quarter, both Teamer and Joseph were dismissed from the game. Both Joseph and Teamer were disqualified from the game and taken to their respective locker rooms as a result of the altercation. In the scuffle, official Tom Hill received a gash on his chin that required bandaging.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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