The Cowboys reported the move on their website Saturday night. Dooley will replace Jimmy Robinson, who could stay with Dallas in another capacity.
The Dallas Cowboys announced the move Saturday night on their website.
Dooley was fired at Tennessee in November after posting the longest run of consecutive losing seasons at the school in over a century. He was 15-21 in three seasons (3-7 this past season), but just 4-19 in the Southeastern Conference and 0-15 against Top 25 teams.
Dooley, who received a $5 million buyout as part of his firing at Tennessee in November, was in Mobile, Ala., this week for the Senior Bowl, leading to speculation that he might be seeking a job in the NFL.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett and Dooley were on the same staff with the Miami Dolphins in 2005-06. Garrett was the quarterbacks coach, and Dooley coached tight ends. Those are Dooley’s only two years of pro experience.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel