Cowboys Officially Sign Linebacker From USFL

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The first season of the new USFL has come and gone, with a number of players emerging as stars with NFL potential.

One of those players just got a break with the Dallas Cowboys.

On Friday, the Cowboys signed linebacker Christian Sam to a contract.

Sam most recently played for the USFL's New Orleans Breakers after starting the year with the Tampa Bay Bandits.

But this isn't Sam's first foray into the NFL.

He was a sixth-round draft pick in the 2018 draft after a standout career at Arizona State.

Sam spent his early season with the New England Patriots but did not see any action due to injury.

But he still got his Super Bowl ring when the Patriots won Super Bowl LIII.

Sam bounced around the NFL in the 2019 season, spending the year on three different teams.

He spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons outside the NFL.

Christian Sam's time in the USFL may have helped put him back on the NFL radar ahead of the opening of training camp later this month.

There is no doubt that there will be other players in the coming weeks who will get the same advantage.

It remains to be seen whether the USFL will even have a 2023 season.

But the fact that he made it to the finish line where the AAF and XFL failed was good for him.

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