Dallas Cowboys Sign Michael Sam To Practice Squad

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 | 0


When the St. Louis Rams cut rookie defensive end Michael Sam last Saturday (August 30, 2014), it was thought that another team would quickly sign the talented pass rusher out of Missouri to compete on their practice squad.

However, the fact that Sam is trying to become the first openly gay player to participate in an NFL regular season game brings a massive amount of media hype and speculation along with it, and most teams simply didn’t want the distraction that signing Sam would garner.

It took a few days, but yesterday (September 2, 2014) news broke that Sam was to be signed to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad pending a physical. Today, Sam has passed that physical and is now a Dallas Cowboy. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport detailed the scene in Dallas:

Cowboys head coach Garrett reiterated the fact that he wants to keep the focus on football rather than Sam’s life off the field:

Sam will be evaluated extensively in Dallas, as the Cowboys feature a defense that is arguably the worst in the league. They’re currently going to have to win a ton of shootouts based on the amount of points they allow, and Sam could potentially help their plight if he matures as a football player.

Dallas is never one to shy away from media spectacles, and they’ve found themselves right in the middle of another one today. Will Sam accomplish his goal and make it onto the field for the Cowboys?

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