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Mike McCarthy defends Trysten Hill for tackle that injured Seahawks’ Chris Carson

Mike McCarthy Trysten Hill Chris Carson Cowboys

The Week 3 encounter featuring the Seattle Seahawks against the Dallas Cowboys was marred with a seemingly dirty play that injured Seahawks running back Chris Carson. Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill got entangled and eventually twisted Carson’s leg in the process to the dismay of the entire Seahawks bench.

He prematurely left in the fourth quarter of the game to which the Seahawks promptly responded. Quarterback Russell Wilson took control of the offense and steered them to a 38-31 victory en route to a 3-0 start.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy defended Hill and claimed that his player didn’t have intentions to hurt Carson at all.

“I don’t think that was his intent. I just think he was trying to wrap and roll. Trust me, there was zero intent involved there,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com.

Wilson tallied a total of 315 passing yards on 27/40 passes completed along with 5 passing touchdowns. Carson left the game with 64 rushing yards on 14 receptions while sophomore wideout D.K. Metcalf sealed the win with a 29-yard touchdown reception along with 110 yards on 4 touches.

The Seahawks’ win listed them at first place in the NFC West while the loss sank the Cowboys to a 1-2 record which placed them at second place in the NFC East division.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and the rest of his men will then travel to Miami to face the Dolphins while the Cowboys will host the Cleveland Browns for Week 4 proceedings. Hill’s camp is still waiting for the league’s final decision if he will indeed be handed a fine or a suspension regarding the matter.