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Three other coaches have expiring deals

IRVING, Texas -- One major reason defensive line coach Todd Grantham was able to leave the Cowboys was because his contract was coming to a close at the end of January.

But he's not the only coach with an expiring contract.

Secondary/safeties coach Brett Maxie, quality control coaches Wes Phillips and Dat Nguyen are other coaches whose contracts are up after this playoff run.

"With the success, those guys will and have more opportunities but all of them really have grown, we think, into significant contributors," Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said. "You know Wes Phillips and Dat, they’re young coaches, but they’ve really progressed under Wade [Phillips]. Of course, Maxie is someone we think a lot of."