The Dallas Cowboys made the long-expected hiring of assistant secondary coach Joe Baker official on Monday.
Baker will work alongside new secondary coach Jerome Henderson and replace Brett Maxie, who departed for a secondary coaching position with the Tennessee Titans. He has been in the league for 16 years, spending that time as an assistant for four different teams. Most recently, Baker served as secondary coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Interestingly, Baker has a connection to Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett not through coaching or playing in the NFL, but through college; Baker was a receiver at Princeton while Garrett was quarterback for two seasons back in the mid-80s.
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