Cowboys Add To 'Culture,' Tab Michigan DB Coach Greg Jackson

Secondary coach Greg Jackson is moving from the culture of Michigan to the culture of the Cowboys.

The Dallas Cowboys, having interviewed a half-dozen candidates to replace Atlanta-bound Jerome Henderson, are hiring Michigan defensive backs coach Greg Jackson to fill the vacancy on Jason Garrett's coaching staff.

Jackson, 49, has been with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh five years -- four with the San Francisco 49ers (2011-14) and last year with Michigan. His role could be to supervise or to split duties with present safeties coach Joe Backer.

The Michigan pass defense finished No. 3 nationally in 2015 with help from Jackson, 12-year NFL veteran who began with the Giants as a third-rounder out of LSU and also played for the Eagles, Saints and Chargers.


The core of the Cowboys staff is expected to remain largely unchanged, led by Garrett and coordinators Scott Linehan, Rich Bisaccia and Rod Marinelli. Assistant Kevin Carberry is moving to the Redskins; look for his replacement to be Stephen Brown.


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