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Henderson Knows What He Wants From Secondary

New secondary coach Jerome Henderson has a good idea of the kind of player that will start for Dallas in 2012

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    New secondary coach Jerome Henderson has what seems like a tall task in front of him, in fixing a Dallas Cowboys secondary that was the model of inconsistency in 2011, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to “blow it up” so to speak.

    It’s not that Henderson doesn’t have a good idea of the sort of players he wants in the secondary--he does, as we saw last week after he was introduced to the team.

    "Guys who will challenge, guys who are tough and guys who play with intelligence--situational intelligence. And that's one of the things I will really talk to the guys about: having situational understanding of football,” Henderson said recently, per ESPN Dallas. “There are certain situations where I have to get down on that guy [in] certain situations."

    But Henderson isn’t sure how many of these guys are already on the roster, at this early point in his tenure with Dallas. He believes the team has some players with the aforementioned qualities in place already, but aside from that, he won’t go into much detail--and, being just his second week on the job, we can’t blame him.

    "I'm sure there are guys in place that will be on this team that will be big contributors on this team," Henderson said. "I just don't know the roles and I don't know what I have to do with them to get them to where I want them to be or where they should be."

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