Westbrooks, kept over Sam, not showing much
Ethan Westbrooks, the defensive end the Rams chose to keep over Michael Sam, has only four tackles in three games and disappeared against the 49ers - except for a punch.
This Michael Sam experiment in Dallas is over. the Cowboys announced Tuesday that they have cut Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player.
Sam was cut from the team's practice squad to make room for a linebacker. Sam had been signed by the Cowboys in September after being cut by the St Louis Rams. Early reports had been that the Cowboys were happy with Sam, and there was no reason given for why he was cut. Sam spent seven weeks on the practice squad and was not called up to the active roster.
Just two days ago, Dallas owner Jerry Jones said Sam's sexuality was a dead issue, and coach Jason Garrett spoke of how Sam was fitting in quite well.
Sam tweeted this after getting the news:
I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, (1/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) October 21, 2014
and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an (2/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) October 21, 2014
opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday. (3/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) October 21, 2014