WEDNESDAY, 10:10am: The Cowboys have officially added Sam to their practice squad, according to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (via Twitter). The team will have to remove a player from the squad to make room for Sam.
TUESDAY, 3:37pm: The Cowboys are looking into the possibility of adding free agent defensive end Michael Sam to their practice squad, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter), who says the team is doing “research and due diligence” on the ex-Ram. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com adds (via Twitter) that Sam will be brought in for a physical on Wednesday, and is expected to be added to the team’s practice squad if all goes well.
Sam, who had 2.5 sacks in the preseason, was unable to earn a spot on the Rams’ deep and talented defensive line, and the club also declined to sign him to its practice squad. Dallas may be a better fit for the Missouri alum, given all the question marks in the Cowboys’ front seven. The team also currently has two openings on its practice squad, so no corresponding cut would be required.