After earning the respect and admiration of his teammates for his contributions to the Dallas offense, Daryl “Moose” Johnston received national recognition for his play in 1993, when he became the first blocking fullback selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team. As the lead blocker for the Cowboys, he helped pave the way for Emmitt Smith to win four NFL rushing titles, and he helped Dallas win three Super Bowls in the 1990s.
Johnston played 11 seasons in Dallas before a neck injury originally suffered in 1997 led to his retirement shortly before training camp in 2000. He immediately became a star analyst in the broadcast booth, first at CBS and, since 2001, for Fox.
Daryl earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Syracuse and is a leading advocate for literacy initiatives.
Jim Gigliotti lives with his wife and two children in southern California. He spent 11 years with the NFL’s publishing division before becoming a freelance writer and editor in 2000. His recent writing credits include Baseball: A Celebration (with James Buckley, Jr.) and children’s and young adult books on numerous subjects, including NASCAR, the NBA, Major League Baseball, and Sports in America.