Daryl Johnston

NFL Analyst

Former Dallas Cowboy fullback Daryl Johnston occupies the NFL on FOX broadcast booth alongside play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert & sideline reporter Laura Okmin.

AS A BROADCASTER

Johnston joined the FOX NFL booth full-time as an analyst in 2001 after serving a year as game analyst for the NFL on CBS.  Initially working with play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton while at FOX, Johnston’s has been paired with Albert since the 2008 NFL season.  On-field analyst Tony Siragusa was with Albert & Johnston from 2008-2014.  In January 2008, Johnston worked alongside play-by-play announcer Albert & Barry Alvarez, calling the BCS Orange Bowl. In 2009, Johnston was behind the mike for the BCS Sugar Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Utah Utes.  In July 2010, Johnston joined the NFL Network as a studio analyst for Total Access and currently contributes to select events and specials on NFL Network as an analyst.  His other broadcasting credits include co-hosting Inside the Huddle with Craig James on KDFW-TV (1996), The Daryl Johnston Show on KXAS-TV (1997), as well as the The Moose Call, a weekly radio show on KRLD/KLIF in Dallas for six years.

AS A PLAYER

Nicknamed “Moose” by former teammate Babe Laufenberg, Johnston became a full-time starter in 1991 and was a key member of the Cowboys’ three Super Bowl winning teams (1993, 1994 and 1996). A two-time Pro Bowl selection (1993 and 1994), Johnston played in 149 consecutive games, including postseasons, before sitting out a game on October 19, 1997 against Jacksonville with a career-threatening neck injury.  Johnston returned in 1998 to play in all 16 games, but just one game in 1999 before neck problems sidelined him for the rest of the year.  He finished his career catching 294 passes for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns, as well as 232 rushes for 753 yards and eight touchdowns.  He had a career-high, 50 receptions in 1993.

IN COLLEGE

A second-round draft pick out of Syracuse University in 1989, Johnston was an All-America and All-Big East selection in 1988 while earning his degree in economics.

PERSONAL

Born on February 10, 1966 in Youngstown, N.Y., he now resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Diane, son Aidan, and daughter Evan.

Daryl Johnston Bio (2 MB, last updated December 2016)