The Dallas Renegades have a familiar face at quarterback.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones has been assigned to the Renegades, the XFL announced on Tuesday. The decision will reunite Jones with his old college coach Bob Stoops, who is the head coach/ general manager of the Renegades.
Jones left Oklahoma as the school’s leader in passing yards (16,646) and passing touchdowns (123). During his years at the school (2009-12), the Sooners went 40-13 with three season-ending finishes in the Top 25.
Jones was a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and spent six seasons in the NFL. He played primarily with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2013-17) and also had stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2018) and Oakland Raiders (2019).
Here’s the list of QB assignments by the XFL:
DALLAS RENEGADES: Landry Jones
DC DEFENDERS: Cardale Jones
HOUSTON ROUGHNECKS: Philip Walkers
LOS ANGELES WILDCATS: Luis Perez
NEW YORK GUARDIANS: Matt McGloin
ST. LOUIS BATTLEHAWKS: Jordan Ta’amu
SEATTLE DRAGONS: Brandon Silvers
TAMPA BAY VIPERS: Aaron Murray
The XFL’s season is scheduled to start on Feb. 8. It’s a 10-week regular season with four teams advancing to the playoffs on April 18-19, and the championship game scheduled for April 26.
The Renegades will play their home games at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Here’s a few other notables from the XFL Draft —
▪ The Renegades drafted former Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar.
▪ Former TCU running back Kyle Hicks was selected by the Houston Roughnecks. Former Texas A&M O-linemen Patrick Lewis and Avery Gennesy also taken by the Roughnecks.
▪ Former Baylor WR KD Cannon was taken by the Los Angeles Wildcats. Former Bears O-linemen Blake Muir (St. Louis BattleHawks) and Cyril Richardson (Seattle Dragons) also drafted.
▪ Former Texas A&M RBs Christine Michael (St. Louis BattleHawks) and Trey Williams (Seattle Dragons) were taken with consecutive picks. A&M TE Cam Clear was also selected by the Dragons.
▪ Former Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro was taken by the Dragons. Former Tech RB Justin Stockton was taken by the New York Guardians.
▪ Former Texas OT Kent Perkins was drafted by the BattleHawks.