Dexter McDougle
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1991-04-08) April 8, 1991 (age 29)
Woodbridge, Virginia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Stafford (Falmouth, Virginia)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2014 2016)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:18
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:2
Player stats at

Dexter McDougle (born April 8, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland.

Early yearsEdit

McDougle played for Stafford Senior High School, where he was a teammate of wide receiver Torrey Smith, as well as at the University of Maryland. He played safety, cornerback, wide receiver and running back. He recorded 97 tackles and six interceptions as a senior in 2008 after missing most of his junior year with an injury. He also caught 48 passes for 885 yards and 11 TDs and rushed for 457 yards and nine scores on 76 carries.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was rated the 76th best "athlete" prospect of his class.[1]

College careerEdit

At Maryland, he was named an Academic All-ACC in his sophomore and senior seasons. McDougle missed the most of his senior year at Maryland due to a fractured shoulder.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 195 lb 4.47 s 2.63 s 1.58 s 4.18 s 6.84 s 37 in 10 ft 2 in

New York JetsEdit

On May 10, 2014, McDougle was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round (80th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] On August 10, 2014, McDougle tore his ACL at Jets practice and was subsequently placed on the Injured Reserve.[4]

McDougle was waived on September 4, 2016.[5] After clearing waivers, he was signed to the team's practice squad.[6] He was promoted to the active roster on November 12, 2016.[7]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On August 27, 2017, McDougle was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Terrence Brooks.[8] On September 2, 2017, he signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles.[9] During the 2017 season McDougle played 54 defensive snaps (9.3%) and 135 special teams snaps (49.8%) in eight games. Along with special teams, he served as the main backup to slot corner Patrick Robinson but was released on November 13, 2017 to make room for additional depth at linebacker.[10]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On November 21, 2017, McDougle signed with the New Orleans Saints, but was released one week later.[11][12]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On January 23, 2018, McDougle signed a reserve/future contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13] He was released on August 11, 2018.[14]

Detroit LionsEdit

On August 20, 2018, McDougle was signed by the Detroit Lions.[15] He was released on August 31, 2018.[16]

Philadelphia Eagles (second stint)Edit

On October 16, 2018, McDougle was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.[17] He was released on November 5, 2018.[18]

Arizona HotshotsEdit

On January 9, 2019, McDougle joined the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football.[19]


  1. Dexter McDougle - Yahoo Sports
  2. Dexter McDougle’s season, college career ends with shoulder surgery
  3. Wilson, Aaron. "Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle drafted by Jets in third round". The Baltimore Sun.,0,4676968.story. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  4. Jets lose Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle to injuries at practice
  5. Lange, Randy (September 4, 2016). "4 Arrive via Waivers; RB Robinson Waived/Injured". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  6. Allen, Eric (September 6, 2016). "Two DBs, Two RBs Signed to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 6, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  7. Allen, Eric (November 12, 2016). "CB McDougle Joins Roster, TE Davis Waived/Injured".
  8. Bergman, Jeremy (August 27, 2017). "Eagles acquire Dexter McDougle, trade Brooks to Jets".
  9. McPherson, Chris (September 2, 2017). "Cornerback Dexter McDougle Signs One-Year Extension".
  10. George, David (November 13, 2017). "Eagles Sign Veteran LB Dannell Ellerbe".
  11. Teope, Herbie (November 21, 2017). "Saints sign cornerback Dexter McDougle".
  12. Teope, Herbie (November 28, 2017). "New Orleans Saints waive cornerback Dexter McDougle".
  13. "Jaguars' Dexter McDougle: Signs reserve/future contract". January 23, 2018.
  14. Williams, Charean (August 11, 2018). "Jaguars sign Kenneth Acker, Bryce Canady". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  15. "Lions sign free agents CB Dexter McDougle, CB Sterling Moore and OL Beau Nunn". August 20, 2018.
  16. "Lions announce roster". August 31, 2018.
  17. Foley, Graham (October 16, 2018). "Eagles Sign Dexter McDougle, Waive/Injure Destiny Vaeao".
  18. McPherson, Chris (November 5, 2018). "Eagles Claim CB Cre’von LeBlanc From Lions".
  19. "Arizona Hotshots Week One Game Time Changed". Our Sports Central. February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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