Former Tennessee coach Dooley joining Cowboys

Former Tennessee coach Dooley joining Cowboys


KNOXVILLE (WATE/AP) - Former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is headed to the Dallas Cowboys as wide receivers coach.
The Cowboys reported the move on their website Saturday night. Dooley will replace Jimmy Robinson, who could stay with Dallas in another capacity.

Dooley was fired at Tennessee in November after posting the longest run of consecutive losing seasons at the school in over a century. He was 15-21 in three seasons but just 4-19 in the Southeastern Conference and 0-15 against Top 25 teams.

Dooley has previous NFL experience. He coached tight ends on Nick Saban's staff at Miami in 2005 and 2006. Also on that staff was current Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. Dooley also coached receivers at Southern Methodist in the late '90s.

The University of Tennessee still owes Dooley $5 million regardless of his new job.

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