Dallas XFL team

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Dallas XFL team
Founded2018
LeagueXFL (2020)
Team historyXFL Dallas
2018–present
Based inDallas, Texas
StadiumGlobe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
OwnerAlpha Entertainment, LLC
Head coachBob Stoops
General managerBob Stoops
Websitewww.xfl.com/teams/dallas

The XFL Dallas is a professional American football team based in Dallas, Texas. The team is an owned-and-operated member of the XFL (2020) begun by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment. The team will play its home games at Globe Life Park in Arlington, which is being repurposed as a football venue after its previous tenant, Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, relocates to the newly built Globe Life Field.[1]

Dallas joins Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities. It is the first professional outdoor football team to play in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in a league other than the NFL since the Dallas Texans of the American Football League left the area to become the Kansas City Chiefs; the metro area has been represented by numerous indoor teams, such as the Arena Football League's Dallas Texans, Fort Worth Cavalry, Dallas Desperados and Dallas Vigilantes, and the Indoor Football League's Allen Wranglers and Texas Revolution, now in Champions Indoor Football. It enters a relatively crowded winter sports market against the NHL's Stars and NBA's Mavericks. The team will also have to compete with MLS's FC Dallas and the aforementioned Revolution in March and April.

Teams will have 40-man active rosters and play a 10-week season. Vince McMahon said “the game will feature simplified rules for a faster pace of game that should complete in under three hours”, and will draw from former college and NFL players.[2]

On February 7, 2019, Bob Stoops, the longtime head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners football team, was hired as the Dallas team's head coach. Stoops was the XFL's first head coaching hire.[3][4]

On April 23, 2019, Stoops named Chris Woods as his defensive coordinator.[5]

On May 16, 2019, Stoops named Hal Mumme as his offensive coordinator. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/XFL-Dallas-Team-to-Call-Arlingtons-Globe-Life-Park-Home-501997901.html
  2. ^ Staff, KOMO (5 December 2018). "Seattle chosen as one of 8 inaugural teams for new XFL football league". KOMO.
  3. ^ Crosby, Jack (February 6, 2019). "Report: Ex-Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops will join Dallas XFL franchise as coach, general manager". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bob Stoops will coach the Dallas XFL team". WFAA. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Stoops Names Chris Woods Defensive Coordinator For XFL Dallas". April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "Bob Stoops hires Hal Mumme as OC for Dallas XFL team". May 16, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.