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:
2-3 (2nd, West)
- Home: 0-3
- Away: 2-0
- vs. West: 2-1
- Against The Spread: 2-3
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Philip Nelson about to take the field in Week 1 (Andrew Hancock)
|Avg Score Margin||-2.4 (6)|
|Rush Play%||29.2% (8)|
|Pass Play%||66.97% (1)|
|Pass Yds||1224 (3)|
|Pass TD||5 (T4)|
|Rush Yds||458 (6)|
|Rush TD||3 (6)|
|TO Margin||-9 (8)|
|3rd Down Conv%||32.7% (6)|
|4th Down Conv%||77.8% (1)|
|Red Zone TD%||35.7% (7)|
|Team Pen Yds||247 (6)|
|Opp Pts/G||20.4 (4)|
|Opp Pts/Play||0.329 (5)|
|Opp Yds/G||318.0 (5)|
|Opp Yds/Play||5.26 (3)|
|Opp Plays/Game||60.6 (T4)|
|Opp Rush Yds/G||113.0 (6)|
|Opp Pass Yds/G||205.8 (5)|
|Opp Yards/Rush||4.1 (4)|
|Opp Yards/Pass||6.42 (#)|
|QB Hits||23 (5)|
|Passes Defensed||20 (6)|
|Fumble Recoveries||3 (T2)|
|Forced Fumbles||3 (T3)|
|Defensive/Special Teams TDs||1 (T3)|
More: DAL Team Stats
|Name||COMP||ATT||%||YDS||AVG||TD||LG||INT||RUSH||RUSH YDS||AVG||RUSH TD||LG|
Notable: Jones finished second in completion percentage. Nelson finished third.
|Name||RUSH||RUSH YDS||AVG||RUSH TD||LG||REC||REC YDS||AVG||REC TD||LG|
Notable: Artis-Payne finished fourth in rushing yards and second in rushing average (minimum 30 attempts). Dunbar finished third.
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.
Notable: McGinnis was one of two kickers with a perfect field-goal success rate, and he led the league in field goals made.
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Notable: Hawkins finished tied for second in interceptions.