Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones will make his XFL debut on Sunday for the Dallas Renegades against the Los Angeles Wildcats after sitting out the team's opener with a knee injury.
"We're planning on starting Landry and playing the whole game and protecting him like we need to," Dallas coach Bob Stoops told reporters Thursday. "But he's felt good all week, so we're anxious to see him out there."
Jones, the first player to sign with the XFL, could have played in Week 1 but didn't feel quite right after being injured in training camp. In his stead, Philip Nelson went 33 of 42 for just 209 yards and an interception in a 15-9 home loss to the St. Louis BattleHawks.
Jones, 30, is very familiar with the offense after playing for Stoops in college at Oklahoma from 2009-12, throwing for 16,646 yards with 123 touchdown passes and 52 interceptions.
He went on to be a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in 2013 and started five of 19 games across five NFL seasons, throwing for 1,310 yards and eight TDs with seven picks.
The Wildcats' defense allowed 37 points to the Houston Roughnecks in the opener, and Los Angeles defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson was fired on Monday.
--Field Level Media