Daryl Johnston

NFL Game Analyst

OVERVIEW

Daryl Johnston partners in the FOX NFL broadcast booth alongside play-by-play announcer Chris Myers and reporter Laura Okmin.  Johnson is a former Dallas Cowboy fullback. In 2018, Johnston was named the first General Manager of the San Antonio Commanders. The Commanders are a part of the Alliance of American Football league.

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 was paired with play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa from 2008-2014. In January of 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.  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.

PLAYING CAREER

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.

PERSONAL

Born in Youngstown, N.Y., Johnston was a second-round draft pick out of Syracuse University in 1989 where he earned All-American and All-Big East selection in 1988 while earning his degree in economics. Johnston resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Diane, son Aidan, and daughter Evan.