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Defensive Backs Coach Jerome Henderson Reportedly Set to Join Dallas

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Cleveland Browns defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson is set to join the Dallas Cowboys, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Henderson would assume the same role in Dallas, where he would join former Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan again. Henderson was one of the assistants who was retained after the dismissal of Eric Mangini last offseason. Now that he had an option to leave Cleveland, it appears he is going to take it.

On Tuesday, the Dallas News confirmed with Henderson that he was in discussions with the Cowboys.

"Right now nothing has transpired between me and the Cowboys. We are in discussions but nothing has happened," Henderson said. "I don't want to speak out of turn."

In Henderson's first two years with the Browns, the team's pass defense ranked 18th and 29th overall. This year, the pass defense rose all the way up to 2nd overall, even without having T.J. Ward available for most of the season at safety. One of the keys to the unit's success was nickelback Dimitri Patterson, a late-offseason addition who basically turned out to be a gem at his position.

Hat tip to BrownsFanRegina for posting about this as a FanShot.