IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys are set to hire Michigan secondary coach Greg Jackson and put him in charge of safeties while working alongside current Dallas assistant Joe Baker.
The team reported on its website that Jackson hadn’t signed a contract as of Wednesday but was expected to join the staff. The Cowboys had an opening after former defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson became the defensive passing game coordinator in Atlanta.
Jackson spent the past five seasons with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, the first four on Harbaugh’s staff with the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49-year-old Jackson has 13 years of coaching experience after the former LSU safety spent 12 seasons in the NFL as a player.
Baker is going into his fifth season with Dallas and could concentrate on cornerbacks after focusing on safeties the past couple of seasons.