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.