Dallas Cowboys plan to add Michael Sam to practice squad

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago September 02, 2014 Sep 2, 2014 Tuesday, September 02 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:46:00 PM CDT in Mizzou Xtra
By: Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

DALLAS - The Dallas Cowboys plan to add Michael Sam to their practice squad pending the results of a physical examination on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The St. Louis Rams drafted the former Missouri Tiger and SEC Defensive Player of the Year in May. During Sam's time with the Rams, he finished preseason play with three sacks and 11 tackles.

The Rams finalized their 53-man roster on Saturday and Sam did not make the cut. The Dallas Cowboys' rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, is on injured reserve leaving the Cowboys in need of defensive help. The Cowboys currently have 10 players on their practice squad meaning the Cowboys would have to release a player if they decide to sign Sam.

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