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Nelson Set to Start in Week 5

March 6, 2020 - XFL (XFL) - Dallas Renegades News Release

ARLINGTON, Texas - Dallas Renegades head coach Bob Stoops said on Thursday that Philip Nelson will start at quarterback in Week 5 versus the New York Guardians (Saturday, 5 p.m. ET, on FOX).

Landry Jones will need at least two weeks to recover from a knee injury he suffered in Week 4 that was an aggravation of his preseason issue.

"Philip's done a really good job for us," Stoops said. "In the first game, I thought he played really well overall. In the end, guys around him need to play well and come up with plays. I think Philip's more than capable. He's a really good quarterback, so we're excited to see what he can do out there."

Nelson filled in for Jones in Week 1 and was precise, completing 33 of 42 passing attempts (79 percent) and netting 218 yards, but he didn't log a TD, and Dallas lost 15-9 to the St. Louis BattleHawks.

Brogan Roback and Eric Dungey are backup options.

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