Greg Jackson (American football)

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Greg Jackson
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Secondary coach
Team Dallas Cowboys
Biographical details
Born (1966-08-20) August 20, 1966 (age 51)
Hialeah, Florida
Alma mater LSU
Playing career
1989–1993 New York Giants
1994–1995 Philadelphia Eagles
1996 New Orleans Saints
1997–2000 San Diego Chargers
Position(s) Safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003 Idaho (DB)
2004–2006 Louisiana–Monroe (DB)
2007 Tulane (DB)
2008 Tulane (Safeties/kick off)
2009 Tulane (LB/kick off)
2010 Wisconsin (Nickel/Asst. LB)
2011–2014 San Francisco 49ers (assistant DB)
2015 Michigan (DB)
2016–present Dallas Cowboys (Safeties)

Gregory Allen Jackson (born August 20, 1966) is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves at the defensive backs coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Jackson played safety in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 years. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU. Jackson also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, and San Diego Chargers of the NFL.

In 1994, he took over from Wes Hopkins as the starting free safety of the Philadelphia Eagles,[1][2] and played there the following year,[3] till replaced by rookie Brian Dawkins.[4]

Jackson was hired as assistant secondary coach by the San Francisco 49ers on February 17, 2011. After Jim Harbaugh left the 49ers to coach at the University of Michigan, he brought Jackson with him to serve as the secondary coach.

In 2016, Jackson returned to the NFL when he was hired to be the safeties coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

He is the best Dad and his sons are Greg Jr. and Jayden.


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