The Dallas Cowboys made it official with Derek Dooley, officially announcing the former Tennessee Volunteers head coach as their new wide receivers coach on Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports. Jimmy Robinson, who held that position for the past two seasons, will remain with the team as a senior coaching consultant.
Dooley’s only previous NFL experience came from a couple of seasons with the Miami Dolphins, where he served as the team’s tight ends coach under Nick Saban in 2005 and 2006. Also on that staff: Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, who served as the quarterbacks coach for the ‘Phins before leaving to become the Cowboys offensive coordinator in 2007.
After his second and final season with Miami, Dooley returned to the college ranks as the head coach of Louisiana Tech, where he stayed from 2007-2009. He moved on to Tennessee in 2010, where he stayed until his firing in November of last year, following a Vols’ loss to in-state rival Vanderbilt.
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