Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jerome Henderson, Wade Wilson returning to Cowboys
By Calvin Watkins
As the Cowboys scouts put the finishing touches on the practices from East-West Shrine game and prepare to get ready for next week's Senior Bowl practices, the front office is finalizing the coaching staff for 2013.
Multiple sources have indicated secondary coach Jerome Henderson and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson will return to the coaching staff in 2013.
Henderson joined the Cowboys staff last season and impressed the front office with his ability to improve the secondary play of several players including rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne and safety Barry Church.
Henderson was brought to the Cowboys with previous defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. When Ryan was released last week there was a thought Henderson would leave with Ryan if he got another position as a defensive coordinator. But Henderson, like the other defensive coaches, was given permission to interview with other NFL teams until the new defensive coordinator had a chance to interview him.
Newly hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was hired late last week and will keep Henderson.
Wilson has been the quarterbacks coach since 2007 and has been a positive influence in the development of quarterback Tony Romo. Romo has talked about Wilson's playing experience as a benefit during quarterback meetings. Romo talks with not only head coach Jason Garrett, but Wilson as well during games about what he sees on the field.