Brett Maxie joins Titans staff

IRVING, Texas -- When the Cowboys hired Jerome Henderson as secondary coach last week, Brett Maxie knew his future was somewhere else and that took him to Tennessee on Monday.

Maxie, whose contract with the Cowboys had expired, was named the Titans’ secondary coach, replacing Marcus Robertson.

He had been with the Cowboys since 2008, splitting secondary duties with Dave Campo.

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the chance to work with Mike Munchak and Jerry Gray,” Maxie said in a release from the Titans. “I have played and coached against each of these men and I have great respect for what they are all about and what they have accomplished. Mike has an impeccable reputation as a coach and I like what I heard about how he runs his team. Jerry and I came into the league as players at the same time and our teams battled each other in the old NFC West and I have admired his work as a coach through the years.”

The Cowboys could add an assistant secondary coach to help Henderson. In training camp former Cowboys cornerback Kevin Mathis worked with the defensive backs in the same way Leon Lett worked with the defensive line. Lett remained with the team for the entire season.