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May 10, 2014

Jerry Jones glad Michael Sam drafted, even though he didn't fit a position with the Cowboys

The Cowboys considered Michael Sam a “tweener” who didn’t quite fit either as an outside linebacker or a defensive end for them, but owner Jerry Jones said he is glad the openly gay player was drafted.

“I was happy for him, and I was happy to see him drafted,” Jones said. “I don’t know what that means, but I was happy to see him drafted because it just shouldn’t be an issue. It shouldn’t be an issue that we made of that.”

Jones said he didn’t think Sam would be drafted so late, but that even if he hadn’t been, he would have shown competitiveness as an undrafted free agent.

“I know he has that kind of competitiveness, and I’m sure he has that kind of spirit,” Jones said. “I’m sure he would have gone in there and just showed everybody that he was capable of being a player in the NFL just like the other people that aren’t drafted would get on these teams and show that they’re part of the NFL. That would have been a great story as well.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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