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Cowboys looking at candidates Tim Lewis and Mike Nolan to fill staff void

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is looking for a defensive backs coach to replace Jerome Henderson.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is looking for a defensive backs coach to replace Jerome Henderson. AP

The Dallas Cowboys are now looking at veteran coaches Tim Lewis and Mike Nolan as potential replacements for departed defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, according to a source.

Lewis and Nolan will be interviewed for the job, per a source. The Cowboys interviewed former University of Miami coach Al Golden last week at the Senior Bowl. He has since been hired by the Detroit Lions.

The position became open when Henderson left the Cowboys after four years to be the defensive passing game coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons.

Lewis, who has history as a defensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-2003) and the New York Giants (2004-2006) was the secondary coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. He was with the Atlanta Falcons (2010-2014), the Seattle Seahawks (2009) and the Carolina Panthers (2007-2008) as defensive backs coach.

He began his NFL career as defensive backs coach of the Steelers (1995-1999).

Nolan served as the linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers in 2015. But the vast majority of his experience is as head coach and defensive coordinator. He was the head coach of the 49ers from 2005-2008. He served as defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos (2009), the Miami Dolphins (2010-2011) and the Falcons (2012-2014) since leaving the 49ers.

Nolan has never coached the secondary. He began his NFL career as special teams coach with the Broncos in 1987 and became the linebackers coach from 1989-1992. He then served as defensive coordinator of the Giants, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens before becoming the 49ers head coach.

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