|Established||2018; 4 years ago (2018)|
|Based in||Arlington, Texas|
|Home stadium||Choctaw Stadium|
|Head coach||Bob Stoops|
|General manager||Bob Stoops|
|Owner(s)||Alpha Acquico, LLC|
|Colors||Black, light blue, red|
|2023 Arlington Renegades season|
The Arlington Renegades are a professional American football team based in Arlington, Texas. The team was founded as the Dallas Renegades by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL owned by Dwayne Johnson’s Alpha Acquico. The Renegades play their home games at Choctaw Stadium.
The team branding and imagery draws from the outlaw motorcycle club mythos. For sponsorship, The Renegades are sponsored by Bud Light Seltzer, a hard seltzer produced by Anheuser-Busch.
Dallas joined Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities. It was the first professional outdoor football team to play in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in a league other than the NFL since the Dallas Rockets and Fort Worth Braves of the Texas Football League folded midway through the 1971 season; the metro area has been represented by numerous indoor teams, such as the Arena Football League's Dallas Texans, Fort Worth Cavalry, Dallas Desperados and Dallas Vigilantes, and the Allen Wranglers and Texas Revolution. It entered a relatively crowded winter sports market against the NHL's Dallas Stars, NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and MLS's FC Dallas.
On April 23, 2019, Stoops named Chris Woods as his defensive coordinator.
The Renegades' name, logo and colors were revealed August 21, 2019 along with the rest of the league's.
Dallas lost their first game, against the St. Louis BattleHawks, by a 15–9 final. Kicker Austin MacGinnis tallied all of the Renegade points via field goals, but Dallas' failure to reach the end zone came back to haunt them, as St. Louis scored nine unanswered fourth quarter points to erase a slim deficit. Linebacker Tegray Scales had 13 Dallas tackles, three for a loss.
The Renegades picked up their first win on the road, a 25–18 triumph over the Los Angeles Wildcats. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne reached the end zone three times on two touchdowns and a one-point conversion. His final score, a 17-yard scoring run in the penultimate minute, was the final blow in a fourth quarter that saw the two teams combined for 34 points.
Another road victory awaited the Renegades in Week 3, as they topped the Seattle Dragons 24–12. Two MacGinnis field goals sandwiched a 65-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones to Donald Parham in a fourth quarter that saw Dallas break a 12–12 tie. Parham reached the end zone twice over the afternoon.
In July 2022, Arlington was revealed as a team location for the 2023 XFL season, being announced as "Arlington" instead of "Dallas", and that Bob Stoops would return as the team's head coach. The team will be the league's flagship, with all teams practicing and residing in Arlington as part of an agreement with the city.
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[ Roster] updated November 15, 2022
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