Dallas Cowboys Cut Michael Sam from Practice Squad

Dallas Cowboys Cut Michael Sam from Practice Squad

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Dallas Cowboys cut Michael Sam from practice squad
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Rookie defensive end Michael Sam no longer has a team to play with as of Tuesday. Sam has been waived from the Dallas Cowboys  practice squad.  Sam was the first openly gay player to join the NFL.

The MIZZOU alum and 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year was cut from the St. Louis Rams earlier this year, and was taken in by the Dallas Cowboys September 3, albeit for only a brief stint.

At the time, Sam wrote: “As a kid growing up in Texas I always loved the Dallas Cowboys, so to join this incredible organization is really a dream come true. I want to thank the Jones family, the entire Cowboys organization, and the city of Dallas for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to putting my helmet and pads on every day to work my hardest to help bring a 6th Super Bowl Championship to Dallas!!”

His message on Tuesday was a bit different in tone, however.

“I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday,” Sam shared on Twitter following the announcement.

Sam participated in Spirit Day 2014 by wearing purple and told his Facebook fans, “Stand up not only for yourself, but others too. Never be afraid to be who you are #GoPurple #SpiritDay.”

Does this mean the end for Sam? Or will the groundbreaking player simply have better luck next season? Time will tell. For now, it’s adios Dallas.

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