“This is about football," Garrett said. "We evaluated him as a football player and felt like he could help us as a football player. We want to see what he can do. Our attention and focus is on football. It’s on getting ready for the
Oh really? No sooner was Sam signed Tuesday morning than a report came from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the Cowboys plan to sell Sam's No. 46 jersey in the team's pro shop.
Um, since when are practice team jerseys available for sale? A shout out to Pro Football Talk, which had a clever headline that sums it all up in a nutshell: "Cowboy$ will $ell Michael $am practice $quad jer$ey$."
[Updated Sept. 4, 6:52 a.m.: A Cowboys spokesperson said later Wednesday that the team won't be selling Sam jerseys as long as he is on the practice squad.]
At the other extreme is Sam, who is definitely in football mode but may not realize exactly what it means to be on a practice squad.
"I look forward to putting my helmet and pads on every day to work my hardest to help bring a sixth
Let's swing back to Garrett, who seems to be a voice of reason down in Dallas. When he felt reporters were getting a bit carried away with the Sam questions, the coach reminded them that the Cowboys also recently picked up another defensive lineman, Lavar Edwards, who is actually expected to suit up for the team this week against San Francisco.
"We've got to be careful about spending too much time on a practice roster player," Garrett said.