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Football: Denton native Jarvis Moss tries out for Cowboys

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By Ben Baby / Staff Writer

After a one-year hiatus, Jarvis Moss isn’t ready to give up his chance at playing football at its highest level.

Moss, a Ryan graduate and Denton native, tried out for the Cowboys on Wednesday, according to a news release on the team’s website.

The defensive end last played in 2011 for the Oakland Raiders. Moss is an unsigned free agent.

Moss was drafted out of Florida by the Denver Broncos in 2007.

He played for the Broncos for four years before spending two years with the Raiders.

In his six years in the league, Moss has recorded 48 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble. Twice he’s played more than 10 games in a season.

Moss was a Parade All-America selection after Ryan won the second of its back-to-back Class 4A state titles in 2002. He also was named a first-team USA Today All-American.

Ryan head coach Joey Florence said the 28-year-old’s persistence to make it in the NFL speaks about his character and toughness.

“He’s always fought,” Florence said. “He’s a very confident individual, and he’s certainly an elite athlete and he’s playing at the highest level, obviously. It’s a battle, but yes, he’s very capable.

“It’s a battle to make it in that league. And he battles every day, it looks like. I hope he lands where’s best for him.”

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