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Dallas Renegades: 2020 Season Review

In the 2020 Season Review series, we're recapping the results, highlights, and stats from the first XFL season. 

Read all eight team wrap-ups as we roll them out:

Dallas Renegades 2020 XFL season review

2-3 (2nd, West)

  • Home: 0-3
  • Away: 2-0
  • vs. West: 2-1
  • Against The Spread: 2-3

 

WeekW/LOpponentScoreATSOver/Under
1LSTL15-9LU
2Wat LA25-18WU
3Wat SEA24-12WU
4LHOU27-20LU
5LNY30-12LO

Week 5 Highlights: Dallas Renegades 25, LA Wildcats 18

Week 2: Dallas Renegades 25, Los Angeles Wildcats 18

The Wildcats and head coach Winston Moss boasted that they “won the game” when the two teams scrimmaged in Houston during training camp.

The Renegades then went into the Wildcats’ home stadium and won the actual game that mattered in Week 2, led by a breakout, two-touchdown rushing performance by running back Cameron Artis-Payne.


TE Donald Parham

The 6-foot-8 Stetson alum finished second in the XFL in targets (43), tied for fourth in receptions (24), third in receiving yards (307), and tied for third in receiving touchdowns (four), while recording the fourth-longest reception.

His speed helped him show off on one of the league's best plays by a receiver: his 65-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown that helped the Renegades in their Week 3 victory.

Donald Parham's 65-yard TD catch in Week 3

WR Flynn Nagel

Parham garnered the lion's share of the attention in the Renegades receiving corps, but Nagel was that unit’s Mr. Reliable, catching 26 of 30 targets for 217 yards and a touchdown.

His performance looks even more impressive when you consider he was taken in Phase 5 of October’s XFL Draft, and he wound up third in the league in receptions behind Houston’s Cam Phillips (31) and Tampa Bay's Reece Horn (27). 

RB Cameron Artis-Payne

Despite ample NFL experience, the Auburn grad broke through with his extensive XFL opportunity, ranking among the league leaders in rushing yards (241, fourth) and yards per carry (5.1, second).

His two-TD performance was crucial in helping Dallas to its Week 2 victory.

Cameron Artis-Payne scores 1 of 2 TDs in Week 2

Defensive backs Josh Hawkins and Derron Smith

Hawkins tied for second with two interceptions, and the cornerback highlighted his season by helping to contain Houston's Cam Phillips in Week 4 (one catch, nine yards).

Smith finished as one of Pro Football Focus' highest-graded XFL defensive backs.


Khari Lee finds the end zone on a flea-flicker (Week 1)

Week 5: Landry Jones' Double-Forward Pass

In any other football league, Jones' batted pass would fall back to earth and not be allowed to return to the sky.

Instead, Jones caught the deflection, rolled slightly to his right and fired downfield to an open Lance Dunbar.

Because of the XFL’s double-pass rule, it was legal. And awesome. Even more amazing: The same thing had happened in practice earlier in the week, which is why Jones was ready when the moment arrived. 



OFFENSE: EFFICIENCY

CategoryStat (Rank)
Pts/G18.0 (5)
Pts/Play0.280 (6)
Avg Score Margin-2.4 (6)
Yds/G327.6 (4)
Yds/Play5.1 (4)
Plays/G64.2 (3)
Rush Play%29.2% (8)
Pass Play%66.97% (1)

 

PASSING

CategoryStat (Rank)
Pass Yds1224 (3)
Comp%67.9% (2)
Yards/Pass5.7 (6)
Pass TD5 (T4)
INT10 (8)

 

RUSHING

CategoryStat (Rank)
Rush Yds458 (6)
Yards/Rush4.82 (1)
Rush TD3 (6)

 

EXTRA POINTS

CategoryStat
1-pt1/3 (33%)
2-pt1/4 (25%)
3-pt1/2 (50%)
TOTAL3/9 (33%)

 

GAME CONTROL

CategoryStat (Rank)
Takeaways6 (6)
Turnovers15 (8)
TO Margin-9 (8)
3rd Down Conv%32.7% (6)
4th Down Conv%77.8% (1)
Red Zone TD%35.7% (7)
Team Pen Yds247 (6)

 

DEFENSE: EFFICIENCY

CategoryStat (Rank)
Opp Pts/G20.4 (4)
Opp Pts/Play0.329 (5)
Opp Yds/G318.0 (5)
Opp Yds/Play5.26 (3)
Opp Plays/Game60.6 (T4)
Opp Rush Yds/G113.0 (6)
Opp Pass Yds/G205.8 (5)
Opp Yards/Rush4.1 (4)
Opp Yards/Pass6.42 (#)

 

DEFENSE: EVENTS

CategoryStat (Rank)
Sacks6 (7)
QB Hits23 (5)
Interceptions3 (T7)
Passes Defensed20 (6)
Fumble Recoveries3 (T2)
Forced Fumbles3 (T3)
Defensive/Special Teams TDs1 (T3)

 

More: DAL Team Stats


QUARTERBACKS

NameCOMPATT%YDSAVGTDLGINTRUSHRUSH YDSAVGRUSH TDLG
Landry Jones83119707846.65657515309
Philip Nelson6294664394.703236254.2013

Notable: Jones finished second in completion percentage. Nelson finished third. 

 

RUNNING BACKS

NameRUSHRUSH YDSAVGRUSH TDLGRECREC YDSAVGREC TDLG
Cameron Artis-Payne472415.123123324.4017
Lance Dunbar301464.912026565.9020

Notable: Artis-Payne finished fourth in rushing yards and second in rushing average (minimum 30 attempts). Dunbar finished third.

 

RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

NameTARRECYDSAVGTDLG
Donald Parham432430713465
Flynn Nagel30262178.3133
Lance Dunbar29261545.9020
Jeff Badet31161086.8016
Cameron Artis-Payne27231014.4017
Joshua Crockett1158617039
Sean Price967813021

Notable: Parham finished second in the XFL in targets, tied for fourth in receptions, third in receiving yards, and tied for third in receiving touchdowns, while recording the fourth-longest reception.

Nagel and Dunbar tied for third in receptions. Artis-Payne finished tied for fifth.

 

KICKING

NameFGMFGAFG%LG
Austin MacGinnis101010046

Notable: McGinnis was one of two kickers with a perfect field-goal success rate, and he led the league in field goals made.

 

DEFENSE: TACKLES

 

DEFENSE: SACKS

 

DEFENSE: INTERCEPTIONS

Notable: Hawkins finished tied for second in interceptions.

 

PUNTING

NameNOYDSAVGLG
Drew Galitz1877543.159