Dallas Cowboys Cut Michael Sam From Team

The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday (October 21) that they have cut Michael Sam from the team's practice squad. The first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL was selected in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Below is the Cowboy's official statement.

The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam.

The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster.

Sam, the first openly-gay player in the NFL, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams. He spent all of the offseason and training camp with the St. Louis before being released and signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad.

The move opens a spot for linebacker Troy Davis, a second-year pro from Central Florida who worked out with the team on Monday.