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January 19, 2012

Cowboys coaching staff complete aside from the addition of an assistant secondary coach

Running backs coach Skip Peete, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the 2011 league year, has signed a new two-year deal. Assistant offensive line coach Wes Phillips and offensive quality control/wide receivers coach Keith O'Quinn also will return with new deals.

The Cowboys introduced their two new coaches -- secondary coach Jerome Henderson and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan -- Thursday. Their staff is complete, Jason Garrett said, aside from an assistant secondary coach to help Henderson.

"Jerome is the secondary coach; he is the head secondary coach so to speak," Garrett said. "In the last few years, we've had kind of dual secondary guys. Jerome is going to coach the secondary, but we are going to look into hiring a secondary assistant. We're starting that process here really in the next few days, and hopefully we'll get it done here in the next couple of weeks."

Brett Maxie and Dave Campo split the secondary duties the past four years. Campo was not retained, and he left to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Kansas. The Cowboys wanted to have Henderson split the duties with Maxie, but Maxie decided to leave for the Tennessee Titans.

-- Charean Williams

Twitter: @NFLCharean

 

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