Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy says Trysten Hill had ‘zero intent’ to injure Chris Carson

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mike McCarthy says Trysten Hill had ‘zero intent’ to injure Chris Carson originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington” data-reactid=”14″>Mike McCarthy says Trysten Hill had ‘zero intent’ to injure Chris Carson originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Dallas Cowboys linebacker Trysten Hill was at the center of controversy on Sunday after it looked as if he intended to injure Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson by twisting his leg in an unnatural direction.” data-reactid=”15″>Dallas Cowboys linebacker Trysten Hill was at the center of controversy on Sunday after it looked as if he intended to injure Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson by twisting his leg in an unnatural direction.

Carson was forced to leave the game and would not return. It was later announced he suffered a minor knee sprain and could return as early as next week.

On Monday, Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy was asked if he thought Hill’s tackle was a dirty play. Unsurprisingly, McCarthy stood up for his player.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""I don’t think that was his intent. I just think he was trying to wrap and roll," McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. "Trust me, there was zero intent involved there.”” data-reactid=”22″>”I don’t think that was his intent. I just think he was trying to wrap and roll,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “Trust me, there was zero intent involved there.”

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll took a different approach when asked if he thought the play was dirty.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""Yeah, I was really pissed about that one," Carroll said to&nbsp;710 ESPN Seattle. "I don’t know what’s going to happen with that, but I was pissed because that guy hurt him, unfortunately."” data-reactid=”25″>”Yeah, I was really pissed about that one,” Carroll said to 710 ESPN Seattle. “I don’t know what’s going to happen with that, but I was pissed because that guy hurt him, unfortunately.”

Video of the play made its rounds on twitter, with multiple players calling on the NFL to hand out discipline for the kind of tackle Hill made, one that certainly endangers player safety.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Hill is likely to be fined for the incident but not suspended, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.” data-reactid=”27″>Hill is likely to be fined for the incident but not suspended, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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