Posted January 27, 2013

Report: Cowboys set to hire former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley as WR coach

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Derek Dooley

Derek Dooley is reportedly set to become the Cowboys next WR coach. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are set to hire former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley as their wide receivers coach, reports ESPN.com. 

Dooley, who also coached at Louisiana Tech, was fired by Tennessee after a 15-19 record in three seasons in Knoxville, including an abysmal 4-19 mark in Southeastern Conference play. He had an overall record of 32–41 in six seasons as a college head coach.

It is unknown what Cowboys receivers coach Jimmy Robinson’s status with the team is. He was not seen at Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala. this week with the other Cowboys coaches.

“I don’t want to address him or that situation,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said regarding Robinson. “I don’t think that what we’re doing is the reason that we may be doing things different with Jimmy. It has more to do with Jimmy and his career and where he is in that career at this time.”


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