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By Will Korn 

Talking Sports: Cowboys keep NFL in public's good graces by adding Sam


Let’s be real here for a moment.

Michael Sam, who is now the first openly gay player ever to play in the National Football League, fell to the seventh round and the 249th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft in May for a reason.

Don’t let anyone try to tell you that his draft position accurately reflected his ability as a football player compared to other draftees. Sure, he’s only 6-foot, 2-inches and weighs just 261 pounds.

That’s probably too small to be an effective defensive end and although he definitely has the size to be a sturdy linebacker, he might need to trim dow...

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