ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the National Football League.
Sam, who starred on defense with the Missouri Tigers, was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and cut last week. The Rams have a sturdy defense and a glut of talented players at the same position that Sam plays.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, have a leaky defense and needs help with pass rushing since their star rusher DeMarcus Ware signed elsewhere. The defense reeked during the four preseason games.