Dallas Cowboys Hire Joe Baker As Assistant Secondary Coach

With the hiring of Joe Baker as an assistant secondary coach Monday, the Dallas Cowboys have completed a re-shuffling of their defensive coaching staff after last season's disappointing finish which saw their secondary implode in spectacular fashion.

A former college teammate of Jason Garrett at Princeton, Baker has been an NFL assistant for four different teams in the last 16 seasons, spending the last three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He'll be working under Jerome Henderson, whom the Cowboys hired as a secondary coach to take over for long-time assistant Dave Campo, who joined Charlie Weis' staff at Kansas earlier in the off-season.

Henderson worked under Rob Ryan in Cleveland, and his hiring indicates the bombastic defensive coordinator has been given a bigger voice in how the team builds its defense under Garrett, a more offensive-minded coach who has been criticized for not giving up his play-calling duties since becoming head coach in the middle of the 2010 season.

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