The Dallas Renegades are a professional American football team based in Arlington, Texas. The team is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon's Alpha Entertainment and plays its home games at Globe Life Park in Arlington, which was re-purposed as a football venue after its previous tenant, Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, relocated to the newly built Globe Life Field.
|Based in||Arlington, Texas|
|Home stadium||Globe Life Park in Arlington|
|Head coach||Bob Stoops|
|Team president||Grady Raskin|
|Owner(s)||Alpha Acquico, LLC|
|Colors||Black, light blue, red|
Teams have 45-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.
Dallas joined Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities. It was the first professional outdoor football team to play in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in a league other than the NFL since the Dallas Rockets and Fort Worth Braves of the Texas Football League folded midway through the 1971 season; 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 Allen Wranglers and Texas Revolution. It entered a relatively crowded winter sports market against the NHL's Dallas Stars, NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and MLS's FC Dallas.
The Renegades' name, logo and colors were revealed August 21, 2019 along with the rest of the league's.
Dallas lost their first game to the St. Louis BattleHawks by a 15-9 final. Kicker Austin MacGinnis tallied all of the Renegade points via field goals, but Dallas' failure to reach the end zone came back to haunt them, as St. Louis scored nine unanswered fourth quarter points to erase a slim deficit. Linebacker Tegray Sacles had 13 Dallas tackles, three for a loss.
The Renegades picked up their first win on the road, a 25-18 triumph over the Los Angeles Wildcats. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne reached the end zone three times on two touchdowns and a one-point conversion. His final score, a 17-yard scoring run in the penultimate minute, was the final blow in a fourth quarter that saw the two teams combined for 34 points.
Another road victory awaited the Renegades in Week 3, as they topped the Seattle Dragons 24-12. Two MacGinnis field goals sandwiched a 65-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones to Donald Parham in a fourth quarter that saw Dallas break a 12-12 tie. Parham reached the end zone twice over the afternoon.
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