Former OU quarterback Landry Jones to rejoin Bob Stoops on Dallas XFL team

Former OU quarterback Landry Jones to rejoin Bob Stoops on Dallas XFL team
Landry Jones

DALLAS — The new XFL team in Dallas is reuniting a former championship duo that Sooner fans should remember.

The reborn league -- set to debut in 2020 -- announced in February that longtime Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops would take over their Dallas franchise as head coach and general manager.

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The XFL began building its teams' rosters Tuesday with the announcement of the quarterbacks to be assigned to each team. Per the league's effort to establish parity when it begins, a quarterback was assigned to each team ahead of the league's two-day draft beginning Tuesday.

Stoops's Dallas Renegades will feature former OU quarterback Landry Jones.

Jones spent six seasons in the NFL as a backup after being taken in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He threw for eight touchdowns and seven interceptions in his 18 total appearances as a backup for the Steelers before spending last season as a backup for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jones played all four years for the Sooners under Stoops where they won a Big 12 Championship in 2010 and earned a share of the championship in 2012.

He set conference records in passing yards (16,646), completions (1,388) and touchdown passes (123).

Other notable quarterbacks named to XFL teams include former Ohio State star Cardale Jones and Penn State passer Matt McGloin