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Wide receivers coach Derek Dooley leaving the Cowboys for the college game

The reports turned out to be sort of true, he is leaving the Cowboys.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s add one more coach to the Cowboys exodus this offseason. The latest to leave was one of the first to be rumored as leaving, wide receiver coach Derek Dooley. It was quickly after the Cowboys final game that real speculation began about coaches leaving the team. And one of the first who was said to be leaving was Dooley, and now he finally is making that official by leaving for the University of Missouri.

The Cowboys receivers coach, and former University of Tennessee head coach, accepted a job at the University of Missouri on Friday. He becomes the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, giving him more input into the offense than he had with the Cowboys.

Dooley had been the receivers coach for five years in Dallas. This year’s receiving group under-performed, but the Cowboys receiving corps was generally an effective group in his time here.

Dooley joins an ever-expanding list of Cowboys assistants who will not return for the 2018 season.

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