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Dooley officially Cowboys' receiver coach
Nine days after reports began circulating, Derek Dooley’s hiring as Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach is finally official.
Dooley interviewed with head coach Jason Garrett in Mobile, Ala., during the week of the Senior Bowl. He takes over for Jimmy Robinson, who will become the team’s new senior consultant after spending the past two seasons as wide receivers coach.
Dooley and Garrett are good friends and coached together during Dooley’s only NFL gig. The pair worked under Nick Saban on his Miami Dolphins teams from 2005-06, with Dooley coaching tight ends and Garrett serving as quarterbacks coach.
Tennessee fired Dooley following a 4-7 season in which the Vols finished 0-7 in the SEC. In three years at Tennessee, Dooley compiled a 15-21 record and was just 4-19 in conference games.
Dooley’s is the Cowboys’ first hire of an offensive coach this off-season. Previously, the Cowboys brought on defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia this offseason, all of whom worked together previously with the Buccaneers.
The Cowboys still need to fill positions for running backs coach and tight ends coach, and could possibly hire new offensive line coach should Garrett decide to make Bill Callahan the play-caller next season.
The Cowboys staff now includes four members who have served as head coaches at the collegiate in Dooley, Kiffin, and Callahan.