According to ESPN.com Dallas, The Cowboys are planning to bring in DE Michael Sam and put him on the practice squad pending his physical. Sam was released by the Rams after leading the Rams in sacks during the preseason.
Now let the media frenzy begin.
If you haven’t heard, Michael Sam is the first openly gay man that will make an NFL roster, and it seems to be pretty big news for a lot of people. For me? Not so much.
Michael Sam said he wanted to be looked at as a football player and that’s it. So that’s exactly what I’ve done, and will continue to do. I see a player that has some positive traits, but also a player whose traits – on the field – will make his success in the National Football League a difficult feat. Yes, on the field; that’s all we should look at.
I don’t care what the man does off the field as long as he isn’t breaking the law and hurting anybody or this team in some way. He can like men, women, rocks, etc. I don’t care what it is as long he can play football and help this team.
Honestly, that should be the only thing that matters. So I’m going to continue to look at Michael Sam as just another dude that plays football. Remember, that’s the only thing he’s requested. Now if only the rest of the world could grant him that wish as well.