Dooley leaving Cowboys to coach at Missouri

Derek Dooley, who has been the Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach the last five seasons, has agreed to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Missouri, it was announced Friday.

He replaces Josh Heupel, who was hired last month as head coach at Central Florida.

“I’m excited for our football program. Derek brings tremendous energy, knowledge and experience to our staff,” Missouri head coach Barry Odom said in a statement released by the school. “He will do a great job of mentoring our student-athletes in all areas of their lives, and I know he will add great benefit and loyalty to our staff room with his experiences he’s gained over his career.”

Dooley, the son of legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley, previously coached on Nick Saban’s staff both at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins. He was 17-20 as the head coach at Louisiana Tech from 2007-09 and 15-21 as Tennessee’s coach from 2010-12.

Dooley, 49, is one of at least four assistants who won’t be returning to the Cowboys next season. Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson and secondary coach Joe Baker were let go this month, and Dallas is allowing special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia to leave for the Oakland Raiders.

— Field Level Media

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