IRVING, Texas (AP/WVLT) -- The Dallas Cowboys have reassigned receivers coach Jimmy Robinson to clear the way for former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley.
Dooley addressed the move on his Twitter account Monday evening.
"Headed to don the Silver and Blue!" Dooley wrote. He also attached a picture of a Cowboys t-shirt.
The Cowboys made the hiring of Dooley official Monday and said Robinson would be a senior coaching consultant. Robinson also was the assistant head coach.
Dooley was fired at Tennessee in November after going 15-21 in three seasons. He was just 4-19 in the Southeastern Conference and 0-15 against Top 25 teams.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and Dooley were assistants together with the Miami Dolphins in 2005-06.
It's a return to the Dallas area for Dooley, the son of former Georgia coach Vince Dooley. He was an assistant at SMU from 1997-99.
Dooley's salary with the Cowboys will not affect his buyout with Tennessee. The university will pay Dooley $5 million over the next four years.
Robinson was Dallas' receivers coach for two years and oversaw a breakout season for Dez Bryant in 2012.
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