Syracuse Football: Eric Dungey gets 1st opportunity in XFL this weekend

Former Syracuse football quarterback Eric Dungey gets his first crack in the XFL this weekend to show what he’s made of. Here are all the details.

With Super Bowl 54 in the books, Syracuse football fans were likely led to believe that the football season is over until August. WRONG!

As a matter of fact this weekend the XFL makes its debut!

The XFL consists of eight football franchises: Seattle Dragons, DC Defenders, LA Wildcats, Houston Roughnecks, Tampa Bay Vipers, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, and the Dallas Renegades.

Syracuse football fans should be excited because, on Sunday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. on ESPN the Renegades will roll out former Orange quarterback Eric Dungey.

Earlier this week Dallas released its first depth chart ahead of Week 1 and Eric is listed as the backup quarterback to Landry Jones. Jones hurt his knee a few weeks back and he’s expected to miss the season opener and possibly longer.

That opens the door for Dungey (and possibly Philip Nelson), both quarterbacks are listed as reserves.

Regardless of whether Dungey starts this game, with his versatility Dallas would be crazy not to use him in some unique packages offensively. As a matter of fact Syracuse alum Daryl ‘Moose’ Johnston is working in the Dallas Renegades front office and was ecstatic when he landed Dungey from the Cleveland Browns.

It’s an opportunity for Eric Dungey to show that he’s developed as a passer on tape for future NFL teams.

Here’s a refresher on the XFL rules ahead of this weekend:

Eric Dungey won’t be the only former Syracuse football player in the XFL.

On the DC Defenders, Jay Bromley is listed as the starting defensive tackle and safety Shamarko Thomas is listed as a reserve safety.

While on the Seattle Dragons Jordan Martin is listed as the team’s starting free safety.

All three of these former Syracuse football players will compete against each other in the first-ever XFL game in 2020 on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. on ABC.

Finally, Andrew Tiller is listed on the Tampa Bay Vipers roster but doesn’t appear on the latest depth chart. That game will be on Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. on FOX.