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Michael Sam

Joining Cowboys Is

'Dream Come True'

9/3/2014 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903_michael_sam_gettyMichael Sam  says he's incredibly grateful to Jerry Jones for giving him a shot with the Dallas Cowboys ... calling the opportunity a "dream come true."

Sam just went to Twitter and wrote, "As a kid growing up in Texas I always loved the Dallas Cowboys, so to join this incredible organization is really a dream come true."

"I want to thank the Jones family, the entire Cowboys organization, and the city of Dallas for giving me this opportunity."

"I look forward to putting my helmet and pads on every day to work my hardest to help bring a sixth Super Bowl Championship to Dallas!!"

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