Greg Jackson
Personal information
Born: (1966-08-20) August 20, 1966 (age 56)
Hialeah, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:American Senior High School
NFL Draft:1989 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Quarterback sacks:4.0
Forced fumbles:8
Player stats at · PFR

Gregory Allen Jackson (born August 20, 1966) is an American football coach who is the safeties coach for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). Jackson is also a former player who played safety in the NFL for 12 seasons for the New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft and played college football at LSU.[1]

Playing career

In 1994, he took over from Wes Hopkins as the starting free safety of the Philadelphia Eagles,[2][3] and played there the following year,[4] until he was replaced by rookie Brian Dawkins.[5] Jackson is also known for making the tackle against Emmitt Smith that sprained his shoulder in the final regular season game of the 1993 season. Smith went on to run for 229 yards with said shoulder injury, giving the Cowboys a much needed first round bye in the playoffs on their way to a second straight Super Bowl, Super Bowl XXVIII. This is known as one of the Dallas Cowboys' greatest games.

Coaching career

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. When Jason Garrett was fired in 2020 Jackson was let go from the team. Jackson was hired by the Houston Texans as their safeties coach on March 10, 2021.[6]


  1. ^ "1989 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  2. ^ "1993 Philadelphia Eagles Starters, Roster, & Players".
  3. ^ "1994 Philadelphia Eagles Starters, Roster, & Players".
  4. ^ "1995 Philadelphia Eagles Starters, Roster, & Players".
  5. ^ "1996 Philadelphia Eagles Starters, Roster, & Players".
  6. ^ "Houston Texans Announce 2021 Assistant Coaching Staff". March 10, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2021.