DALLAS (KMOV.com) -- Former Missouri Tigers' Football player Michael Sam has been released from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.
Sam, former SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was attempting to become the first openly gay player to play in the NFL.
After spending the preseason with the St. Louis Rams, Sam was released, but later signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad. With what was regarded to as a weak defensive line to begin the season, it was a possibility that Sam could have dressed for the team on a Sunday, but the Cowboys' front four has been respectable, making the waiving of Sam a possibility.
That possibility came to fruition Tuesday as Sam was released in order to make room for the signing of linebacker Troy Davis.