The Dallas Renegades fell short in their first game of the XFL season, but help is on the way. Landry Jones, the first player to sign with the league, should make his debut this weekend.
Dallas fell short to St. Louis BattleHawks in its season opener last weekend. Phillip Nelson got the start at quarterback for the Renegades. He finished the game with 209 passing yards and an interception.
Jones didn't suit up for the first game of the season due to a knee injury he suffered during training camp. However, the former Oklahoma star appears to be on track to start this Sunday for the Renegades.
Head coach Bob Stoops spoke to the media today about his quarterback's status. It sounds like Jones will enter this weekend's game with no limitations.
Here's what Stoops had to say about Landry's status for this weekend, via 247Sports:
“Yeah Landry’s practiced all week,” Stoops said. “Looks great, he feels good so...he’s been working with the ones all week and his knees’ held up, felt really good.”
Jones should provide a spark for an offense that managed to put up just nine points in Week 1.
It's going to be fun to watch Jones and Stoops paired together again. They spent four years together on the Sooners from 2009-12.
Next up on the schedule for Dallas is a showdown with Los Angeles. Both franchises are looking for their first win of the season.