The Dallas Cowboys are interested in signing Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player to be drafted, to their practice squad.

“Cowboys plan to bring Michael Sam to Dallas for a physical Wednesday, per team source. If all goes well, Sam will be a Cowboy,” ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted on Tuesday.

“To be clear,” he added moments later, “Dallas would like to sign Michael Sam to practice squad, not active roster. First things first. Physical Wednesday.”

After the St. Louis Rams cut Sam from their roster on Saturday, NFL teams had 24 hours to sign him, but none elected to do so.

Now the 24-year-old defensive end is looking to join a team's practice squad.

While Rams head coach Jeff Fischer told reporters Saturday that he had been “pulling for” Sam and that the decision to release him was “a football decision,” the likelihood of Sam joining the Rams' 10-player practice squad is small. That's because the team's defensive line, Sam's position, is its strongest unit.