During his career with the Dallas Cowboys as the lead blocker, he helped guide Emmitt Smith to numerous NFL rushing titles. In the 1995 season, Daryl posted back to back 100 yard seasons for the first time in his career and was instrumental once again in helping the Dallas Cowboys claim their third Super Bowl victory in four years.
An All-American and All-East pick at Syracuse in 1988, Johnston rushed for 1,830 yards and caught 46 passes during his collegiate career. An athlete and scholar, he graduated first in his high school class of 290 students with a 4.0 GPA, and received his B.A. in Economics from Syracuse.
Daryl was the recipient of the 1992 Ed Block Courage Award, given to the player who demonstrated unusual courage in dealing with injuries and was nominated by his teammates for the NFLPA’s most prestigious award, the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, given to the NFL Player who displays public service to team, community and country.
Since retiring from the Dallas Cowboys after the 1999 season, Daryl has moved into the broadcast booth as a color analyst first with CBS and now Fox Sports for NFL football games.
In stadiums all over the country, you heard his name, but it’s wasn’t Daryl Johnston you heard fans call out, please let me introduce... “The Moose”...
- An Afternoon/Evening with Daryl “Moose” Johnston