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Michael Sam could join Dallas Cowboys practice squad: Report

Michael Sam, a free agent after being cut by the St. Louis Rams, will undergo a physical for the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday.
By Gabrielle Levy   |   Sept. 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys will bring in free agent defensive end Michael Sam for a physical, and could sign him to their practice squad.

A team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter the team will get a look at the rookie Wednesday, who was cut from the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster Saturday.


Sam, who made history and headlines when he became the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL this spring, had a good showing in the preseason. He finished with 11 tackles and three sacks, but the defensively stacked Rams ultimately did not find room on their roster or their 10-man practice squad.

He cleared waivers and became a free agent Sunday.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, had a terrible defensive season last year, finishing last in yards allowed and had the sixth-worst pass rush in the NFL, with just 34 sacks in 2013.

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