First Look: Michael Sam on the Dallas Cowboys training field

Note: When (and I do mean “when”) Sam is put on active status, he will not be wearing #46 as NFL rules restrict defensive linemen to numbers between 60 and 79 and 90 and 99.

However, it should be noted that #46 is a symbolic choice for Sam: 1946 was the year the Rams drafted the first African American players, Kenny Washington and Woody Strode.  Sam clearly represents yet another barrier brought down.

Watch part of Coach Jason Garrett discuss the dynamics of adding Sam to the mix in Dallas: