Michael Sam added to Dallas Cowboys' practice squad


Michael Sam's NFL journey will indeed continue with the Dallas Cowboys.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett announced that Sam has been added to the team's practice squad.

"We feel like he has a chance to come in at a position that we've tried to address really throughout the offseason, throughout training camp and compete for a spot," Garrett told reporters Wednesday.

"It's also a great opportunity for us to develop personnel and evaluate personnel, and this is not new and different for us," Garrett added. "We're bringing a player in we want to see on the practice field. We've got nothing but good reports about him from our people and people in St. Louis. We just want to give him a chance to come in and see if he can help our football team."

"This is Jerry's team and he wants everything right and I'm here to do everything I can to earn a spot on this team," Sam said when addressing the media.

Ian Rapoport said on NFL Network that Sam believes joining the Cowboys is a much better opportunity in his quest to see meaningful NFL snaps. The Cowboys don't have near the depth on their defensive line when compared to the St. Louis Rams, who cut Sam last weekend. Second-round pick Demarcus Lawrence is on short-term injured reserve with a broken foot and George Selvie has been slowed by an injured right shoulder.

Sam -- the first openly gay player in NFL history -- had 2.5 sacks this preseason and led the Rams with six tackles in Thursday night's preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins.

UPDATE: Sam took the field as part of the Cowboys' practice squad on Wednesday.

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