Dallas Renegades

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Dallas Renegades
Team logo
Established2018; 2 years ago (2018)
Based inArlington, Texas
Home stadiumGlobe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
Head coachBob Stoops
Team presidentGrady Raskin
Owner(s)Alpha Acquico, LLC[1]
LeagueXFL
DivisionWest[2]
ColorsBlack, light blue, red[3]
     
Websitexfl.com/teams/dallas
Current uniform
Dallas renegades unif.png
Current sports event2020 Dallas Renegades season

The Dallas Renegades are a professional American football team based in Arlington, Texas. The team is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon's Alpha Entertainment and plays its home games at Globe Life Park in Arlington, which was re-purposed as a football venue after its previous tenant, Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, relocated to the newly built Globe Life Field.[4]

Teams have 45-man active rosters and play a 10-week season. Vince McMahon said “the game will feature simplified rules for a faster pace of game that should complete in under three hours”, and will draw from former college and NFL players.[5]

The team branding and imagery draws from the outlaw motorcycle club mythos. For sponsorship, The Renegades are sponsored by Bud Light Seltzer, a Hard seltzer produced by Anheuser-Busch.[6]

History[edit]

Dallas in action against New York in 2020

Dallas joined Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities. It was the first professional outdoor football team to play in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in a league other than the NFL since the Dallas Rockets and Fort Worth Braves of the Texas Football League folded midway through the 1971 season; the metro area has been represented by numerous indoor teams, such as the Arena Football League's Dallas Texans, Fort Worth Cavalry, Dallas Desperados and Dallas Vigilantes, and the Allen Wranglers and Texas Revolution. It entered a relatively crowded winter sports market against the NHL's Dallas Stars, NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and MLS's FC Dallas.

On February 7, 2019, Bob Stoops, the longtime head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners football team, was hired as the Dallas team's head coach. Stoops was the XFL's first head coaching hire.[7][8]

On April 23, 2019, Stoops named Chris Woods as his defensive coordinator.[9]

On May 16, 2019, Stoops named Hal Mumme as his offensive coordinator.[10]

The Renegades' name, logo and colors were revealed August 21, 2019 along with the rest of the league's.

On February 9, 2020, the Renegades played their first game, a 15-9 loss to the St. Louis BattleHawks.[11]

The Renegades are in-state rivals with the Houston Roughnecks. Games between the two are marketed as the Texas Throwdown.[12]

Dallas lost their first game to the St. Louis BattleHawks by a 15-9 final. Kicker Austin MacGinnis tallied all of the Renegade points via field goals, but Dallas' failure to reach the end zone came back to haunt them, as St. Louis scored nine unanswered fourth quarter points to erase a slim deficit. Linebacker Tegray Sacles had the with 13 Dallas tackles, three for a loss.

The Renegades picked up their first win on the road, a 25-18 triumph over the Los Angeles Wildcats. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne reached the end zone three times on two touchdowns and a one-point conversion. His final score, a 17-yard scoring run in the penultimate minute, was the final blow in a fourth quarter that saw the two teams combined for 34 points.

Another road victory awaited the Renegades in Week 3, as they topped the Seattle Dragons 24-12. Two MacGinnis field goals sandwiched a 65-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones to Donald Parham in a fourth quarter that saw Dallas break a 12-12 tie. Parham reached the end zone twice over the afternoon.

Staff[edit]

Dallas Renegades staff
Front office
  • Director of player personnel – Daryl Johnston
  • Analytics/scouting manager – Bob Morris
  • Director of football operations – Matt McMillen
  • Manager of football operations – Dave Boller
Head coach
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive coordinator/offensive line – Jeff Jagodzinski
  • Quarterbacks – Ryan Meyers
  • Assistant offensive coordinator/running backs – Bobby Blizzard
  • Receivers – Jarrail Jackson
  • Tight ends/quality control – Scott Spurrier
  • Offensive advisor – Hal Mumme
 
Defensive coaches
East Division
DC
NY
STL
TB
West Division
DAL
HOU
LA
SEA

Roster[edit]

Dallas Renegades roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • 86 Julian Allen
  • 82 Romello Brooker
  • 80 Sean Price
Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 59 Jesse Aniebonam OLB
  • 58 Asantay Brown ILB
  • 50 Reshard Cliett ILB
  • 51 Ray Ray Davison ILB
  • 55 James Folston Jr. OLB
  • 48 Greer Martini ILB
  • 47 Tobenna Okeke OLB
  • 99 Gerald Rivers OLB
  • 46 Tegray Scales ILB
  • 40 Tre Watson ILB

Defensive backs

Special teams

  •  2 Drew Galitz P
Reserve lists


Roster updated September 24, 2020
Depth chart
48 active, 17 inactive

XFL rosters

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perry, Mark (August 3, 2020). "More Details On The Rock Purchase Of The XFL, How Many Bidders". XFL News Hub. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "FOX Sports announces 2020 XFL schedule". KMPH. January 7, 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "Dallas Renegades' uniforms, helmet". XFL.com (Press release). December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Heinz, Frank; Barr, Alice. "XFL Dallas Team to Call Arlington's Globe Life Park Home". Nbcdfw.com.
  5. ^ "Seattle chosen as one of 8 inaugural teams for new XFL football league". Komonews.com. 5 December 2018.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Brian; Steinberg, Brian (2020-02-18). "XFL, Bud Light Work To Shake Up Football Advertising". Variety. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  7. ^ Crosby, Jack (February 6, 2019). "Report: Ex-Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops will join Dallas XFL franchise as coach, general manager". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Bob Stoops will coach the Dallas XFL team". WFAA. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Stoops Names Chris Woods Defensive Coordinator For XFL Dallas". April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bob Stoops hires Hal Mumme as OC for Dallas XFL team". May 16, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Dallas Renegades' loss to St. Louis BattleHawks was a disappointment in what was a positive opening weekend for the XFL". Dallas News. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  12. ^ Halliburton, Suzanne (February 29, 2020). "XFL's first rivalry? Houston vs. Dallas is a 'Texas throwdown'". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved March 1, 2020.

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