The Dallas Cowboys signed former St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam to their practice squad. Sam, the former Mizzou standout and SEC defensive player of the year, was cut by the Rams this past Saturday.
Before signing Sam, the Cowboys front office surveyed players to see how they’d feel about Sam being brought into the locker room. Once the players green-lighted it, the Cowboys made it happen.
— Cyd Zeigler (@CydZeigler) September 2, 2014
NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported that on a live broadcast on the NFL Network.
The Cowboys spent Tuesday calling their own players to gauge reaction to making Sam a Cowboy.
The decision went all the way to the top, meaning Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Rapoport reports that Jones was “integrally involved” and it was his call.
Important note on #Cowboys signing of Michael Sam: The decision went as high as possible in the organization. A Jerry Jones call.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2014
Jones never is one to turn down a marketing dream, which to a certain extent Sam is. Aside from that the Cowboys do need help along the defensive line, an already weak unit that consistently is weakened further by injuries.