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Jerome Henderson to remain with Cowboys as defensive backs coach

Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson is expected to sign a new contract to return in 2016.
Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson is expected to sign a new contract to return in 2016. Star-Telegram

Although a new contract has yet to be finalized, defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson is expected to remain with the Dallas Cowboys, per multiple sources.

Henderson, whose contract expired following the 2015 season, has been with the Cowboys since 2012.

Henderson would have only considered leaving Dallas to pursue an opportunity as a head coach or defensive coordinator, according to a source. He interviewed with the Cleveland Browns last week for their open head coaching job.

The Browns are expected to go in another direction.

Henderson directed a Cowboys secondary that helped the defense finish fifth in the league against the pass last season.

Henderson’s return in 2016 is key to stabilizing a secondary that could be without two of its top three cornerbacks. Morris Claiborne is a free agent and is expected to pursue a fresh start elsewhere. Brandon Carr could be cut for salary-cap reasons.

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