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Former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley won’t return to the Cowboys in 2018

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He was serving as the receivers coach.

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Derek Dooley will not return to the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Dooley had served as the Cowboys’ receivers since 2013.

Dooley — as I’m sure you remember — led the Tennessee program to new lows during his time in Knoxville. His teams finished 6-7, 5-7 and 5-7 in his three years as the Tennessee head coach.

He took a job with Dallas shortly after, coaching the wide receivers. The Cowboys were never able to find a true difference maker opposite of Dez Bryant during Dooley’s time there, which I’m sure played a big role in his departure.

Just a month ago, Dooley’s name surfaced for the Louisiana-Lafayette job. Instead, Alabama receivers coach Billy Napier was chosen for the job.

So where does this leave Dooley? We have no idea. Surely he could find an assistant coaching role somewhere in the college ranks. Hey — Tennessee has an opening at receivers coach, right? (Kidding)

Maybe it’s time for Derek to dust off that law degree once again.