Former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has been hired to be the new wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys.
Dooley confirmed the news via Twitter Monday night and attached a photo of a Cowboys T-shirt.
"Headed to don the Silver and Blue!" Dooley wrote.
Dooley, 44, was 15-21 in three seasons as head coach at UT before being fired in November. He will be paid $5 million in monthly installments of $102,040 through December 2016. The payments will not be affected by his earnings with the Cowboys.
Dooley was first reported to have been hired more than a week ago, but both he and the Cowboys denied the report.
Dooley will replace veteran NFL assistant Jimmy Robinson and will take over responsibility for coaching mercurial star receiver Dez Bryant.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Robinson would be retained by the team as a consultant.
Dooley spent two years in the NFL as an assistant to Nick Saban in Miami in 2005-2006.
He is also familiar with the Dallas area, having spent three years as an assistant at Southern Methodist in the late 1990s. His wife, Allison, is from Fort Worth.
The Cowboys went 8-8 and did not qualify for the playoffs in 2012 under third-year head coach Jason Garrett.
Garrett recently hired Monte Kiffin to be the Cowboys' defensive coordinator. Kiffin was defensive coordinator on son Lane's staff at Tennessee in 2009.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.