Cowboys Rookie Trysten Hill Fell Asleep During Speech From NBA Great Isiah Thomas

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Well, this is certainly the last thing that a disappointing rookie clinging to a spot on the roster needed to do to convince his franchise to keep the faith.

Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas was invited by the Dallas Cowboys last week to deliver a speech to the team. Regardless of Thomas excelling in a different sport, you would think that each player on America's Team would be thrilled to take in a bit of wisdom from a living legend.

As it turns out, however, everybody but 2019 second-round pick Trysten Hill was tuned in, as the rookie defensive tackle reportedly fell asleep during Thomas' monologue, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

What makes the report all the more concerning is the fact that Thomas allegedly had to go out of his way to wake Hill up...and he was NOT happy about having to do so.

How much more disrespectful can you be? Hill's antics are the kind you'd expect from an immature high school athlete, not a rookie who has appeared in just four of his team's seven games.

Somehow, however, things got worse for the Central Florida product on Thursday. He and starting DT Antwaun Woods were both sent home after showing up late to a team meeting.

We don't have to tell you how exasperating it is to see a professional athlete take their gifts and privileges for granted.

Hill had better shape up and fast if he wants to remain a part of the Cowboys. His recent antics are simply inexcusable and Dallas' front office should have him on a short leash from here on out.