Josh Thomas was born on May 3, 1989, he is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round, 143rd overall of the 2011 NFL Draft. He is 6 feet tall. He played college football at the University at Buffalo.
Thomas played for the Buffalo Bulls football team from 2007 to 2010. He appeared in 47 games, starting 34 of them. He amassed 205 tackles, two sacks, five forced fumbles (two recoveries), two interceptions, and 27 passes defended.
Thomas signed with the New York Jets on October 13, 2014. He provided depth after the team placed cornerback Dee Milliner on the injured reserve list. Thomas was released on December 16, days after his car was broken into and, by his estimate, nearly $12,000 worth of items were stolen.
According to Thomas, the Jets told him that part of the reason that he was released was that he did not “engage” enough with his teammates. The day after his release from the Jets, Thomas was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on December 17, 2014.
In his brief stint with the Lions, Thomas earned $75,882 while appearing in only one game and failing to record any statistics. The Minnesota Vikings signed Thomas on July 24, 2015, following the news that cornerback Jabari Price would be suspended for two games to start the season.
He was released on September 5. On September 22, 2015, he was signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts. He was cut on December 8. On December 30, 2015, because of injuries to cornerback Morris Claiborne and safety Barry Church, the Dallas Cowboys signed him to play in the last game of the season against the Washington Redskins.
On August 29, 2016, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a left thumb injury he suffered in the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. On November 22, the Cowboys moved Thomas to the Non-Football Injury list. He was not re-signed in 2017.