|Based in||Frisco, Texas|
|Home field||Dr Pepper Arena|
|Head coach||Melvin Bullitt|
|Owner(s)||Lingerie Football League, LLC|
|League||Legends Football League|
|Colours||Blue, silver, and white|
|Lingerie Bowl wins||None|
The Dallas Desire were a professional women's American football team located in Dallas, Texas. While active, they were one of five teams of the Lingerie Football League's Western Division. The Desire was one of two teams introduced to LFL in 2004, the other being the Los Angeles Temptation. On the 2011-2012 season, they were placed on hiatus, and went back into activity for the 2016 season. While the original incarnation played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the reformed Desire played at the Dr Pepper Arena in nearby Frisco. Team operations were suspended once again after the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Before league play
Having been defeated by the Los Angeles Temptation in the Western Final (one of the semi-finals which included a Skill Test, a 3-on-2 match, and a dance competition) with a score of 36-68 at Lingerie Bowl II in 2005 and again at Lingerie Bowl III in 2006, the team never reached the Final before regular league play began in 2009.
For the 2009-2010 season, each team was scheduled to play the other four teams in its division once. Two of the games were at home and two were on the road. The team played its home games at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Their head coach was former NFL player Antuan Edwards.
The Dallas Desire began regular league play on September 25, 2009 with a home game against the Denver Dream. Their other home game was against the Los Angeles Temptation while they played the San Diego Seduction and Seattle Mist on the road. They ended the regular season 3-1, qualifying for the Western Conference Championship game, where they lost to the Los Angeles Temptation 20-14.
|September 25, 2009||Denver Dream||Dallas Desire||9:00 PM CDT||QuikTrip Park||Dallas 20
|October 16, 2009||Dallas Desire||San Diego Seduction||9:00 PM PDT||San Diego Sports Arena||Dallas 40
San Diego 6
|October 23, 2009||Los Angeles Temptation||Dallas Desire||9:00 PM CDT||QuikTrip Park||Dallas 24
Los Angeles 12
|January 1, 2010||Dallas Desire||Seattle Mist||9:00 PM PST||ShoWare Center||Seattle 28
|February 4, 2010||Dallas Desire||Los Angeles Temptation||Western Conf. Championship||Seminole Hard Rock||Los Angeles 20
The 2010-2011 season of LFL had the same format as the 2009-10 season The Dallas Desire moved to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, the highest-capacity stadium (92,100 seats) for any professional American football team, for their home games. All of this season's games aired on MTV2. Dallas went 0-3 in the season and the last game against the Seattle Mist at home was cancelled due to inclement weather.
|September 3, 2010||San Diego Seduction||Dallas Desire||9:00 PM CDT||Cotton Bowl||San Diego 24
|September 10, 2010||Dallas Desire||Chicago Bliss||9:00 PM CDT||Sears Centre||Dallas 7
|December 3, 2010||Dallas Desire||Los Angeles Temptation||9:00 PM PST||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Dallas 6
Los Angeles 40
|January 21, 2011||Seattle Mist||Dallas Desire||9:00 PM CST||Cotton Bowl||cancelled|
On March 17, 2011, the LFL announced that the Dallas Desire franchise would be suspended for the 2011-2012 season with a planned return in 2012-2013. The stated reasons were financial and issues with the "commitment" of players, both on and off the field.
Hiatus and return
In early April 2011 the Dallas Desire held open try-outs in Dallas for newcomers and veteran players. The team was expected to play for the 2012 season; however, in January 2012, assistant coach of Dallas Desire, Clarence LeBlanc released an official announcement to the players that "Dallas Desire would be discontinued as a team but are looking to relocate to Austin, Texas."
In 2015, it was announced that the Dallas Desire would return, playing at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. The reinstatement of the franchise coincided with the arrival of a whole new franchise in Austin, the Austin Acoustic, which would be featured in a "Battle for Texas Bowl" that marks the Desire's first home game in the 2016 season. Former Texas A&M linebacker Melvin Bullitt was named head coach, with his brother Terrance as assistant.
Dallas Desire roster
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Apesar de estar jogando na casa das rivais, o time de San Diego venceu por 24 a 13.
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