Dallas Renegades at Los Angeles Wildcats

Dallas Renegades Preview

The Dallas Renegades expect to find some offense in their second-ever game on Sunday, as Landry Jones is expected to make his XFL debut. Hampered by a preseason knee injury, Jones sat out the 15-9 loss to St. Louis in last week’s opener, with replacement Philip Nelson going 33 of 42 for just 209 yards and an interception.  

Jones, an Oklahoma product and a former Pittsburgh Steeler, is reunited with former Sooners coach Bob Stoops, the Renegades’ head coach. Dallas’ top receivers in Week 1 were Flynn Nagel (six catches for 43 yards) and tight end Donald Parham (four grabs for 40 yards. Running back Lance Dunbar totaled 56 yards on 11 touches. 

Los Angeles Wildcats Preview

The Los Angeles Wildcats hope to turn things around in a hurry in Week 2 after dropping their opener 37-17 in Houston. Wildcats head coach Winston Moss promptly fired defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson on Monday, and linebacker Anthony Johnson, one of four team captains, left the team.  

Despite allowing 37 points, the Wildcats permitted just 315 yards, not much beyond the 291 they gained on offense. Former NFL journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson could make his XFL debut this week after sitting out the opener with a thigh injury. Chad Kanoff, who went 21 of 39 for 214 yards with a touchdown and an interception last week, has missed practice this week due to shoulder and head injuries.