Jerome Henderson will be new DB coach

The Cowboys will hire Jerome Henderson as their secondary coach, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

The deal is expected to be finalized by Monday.

Henderson, 42, will reunite with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan with the Cowboys. Henderson spent the last three seasons as the Cleveland Browns’ secondary coach, working for Ryan the first two years. The Browns ranked second in the NFL in passing defense this season.

Henderson broke into coaching with the Jets in 2007 as an assistant defensive backs coach/director of player development. He was promoted to defensive backs coach in 2008, when Darrelle Revis made his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Henderson was a second-round pick by the Patriots in 1991 and played eight seasons in the NFL as a free safety. He made 33 starts in his career while playing for the Patriots, Bills, Eagles and Jets.