Michael Sam signs with Dallas Cowboys practice squad
Michael Sam flew into Dallas Tuesday night and will take a physical for the Cowboys on Wednesday.
If he passes, the Cowboys intend to sign him to their practice squad.
“It’s been a roller coaster this past week but I’m happy where I’m at now,” Sam told MailOnline. “I’m just looking forward to being a Cowboy, my focus is on making the team.”
Sam, who is seeking to become the first openly gay athlete to play in the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.
“It has all happened so quickly, but it’s exciting, I just wanna get back to playing football you know,” Sam said. “I haven’t had chance to speak to any of my family yet, not even my mom, but I will. I never followed the Cowboys growing up because I never had a team. I am a fan of defenses and Dallas need some help, that’s why I’m going.”
The Rams drafted Sam in May. His preseason performance was solid, with him coming up with 11 tackles and three sacks.
In Thursday night’s preseason finale against Miami, Sam finished with a team-high six tackles.
Sam remains a free agent and is eligible to join any team.
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