Oct 26, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons running back Josh D. Harris (25) runs for a touchdown past Miami Hurricanes linebacker Jimmy Gaines (59) in the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Exclusive Interview: Dallas Cowboys RB Josh Harris


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Although he was brought in as a tryout UDFA, Josh Harris has garnered some attention within Valley Ranch. The Dallas Cowboys released Glasco Martin to make room for free agent signee Ryan Williams, but that is exactly news for Harris. Although he is 5’9″, Harris has a real chance of making the final roster, as he could be that offensive weapon the Cowboys need. Lance Dunbar is set to fill that role, but injuries have hindered his progression. Fortunately, I got a chance to talk with the Wake Forest product. Check out our interview below!

RR: What sports team were you a fan of as a kid?

JH: Growing up in Dallas I was a Cowboys fan… But I also loved Barry Sanders so I was a Lions fan as well.

RR: What other teams called you for a tryout?

JH: My agent was only interested in the Cowboys so that is where we went.

RR: What is your biggest strength?

JH: Work ethic. I feel I work as hard as any professional player playing now.

RR: What is something you need to work on?

JH: Becoming a better pass protector. 

RR: Who do you compare your game to?

JH: A faster version of Terrell Davis.

RR: What can you bring to this Cowboys team?

JH: Home run threat. Make teams have to load the box with defenders.

RR: What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?

JH: Being able to see how proud my parents are of me. It’s a great feeling. 

RR: Who’s your favorite football player of all time?

JH: Would have to say Barry Sanders.

RR: If you make the team, what goal would you like to accomplish?

JH: Staying on the team and earning my keep. Becoming a household name as a playmaker and an X-factor.

RR: What is something you need to keep doing to show your importance to this coaching staff?

JH: Continue to show my ability and limit mental mistakes.

Jason Garrett loves players who have the “right kinda guy” mentality and that’s what Harris is all about. The Cowboys need to get smarter on offense and Harris is a bright kid, who is playing with a huge chip on his shoulder after 256 picks went by and he wasn’t drafted. Harris will be an interesting name to monitor as training camp nears.

I want to thank Mr. Harris for taking time out of his busy schedule and having the interview. Best of luck, Josh!

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