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Michael Sam may get picked up by Dallas Cowboys

Posted at 8:08 AM, Sep 03, 2014

​Days after defensive end Michael Sam was cut by the St. Louis Rams, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to pick him up.

A source for the team told ESPN Football Insider Adam Schefter that Michael Sam is expected to take a physical in Dallas Wednesday. And “if all goes well,” last year’s SEC co-defensive player of the year will join the NFL will a blue star on his helmet.

Moments later, Schefter clarified his original tweet and said Sam will only join the Cowboys practice squad to start.

But he says that could open up the door for Sam to get some in-game action down the road, as the Cowboys’ team defense has its fair share of holes.

Last season they ranked at or near the bottom in every major defensive category in the league.

As with most stories Michael Sam-related, the Cowboy’s decision to bring him in for a physical and possible signing didn’t come without some controversial moves beforehand.

To learn more about how the team "guaged reaction" from its players before reaching out to Sam, watch this Newsy video.