The last couple of years have proven that if you wore the star you can likely become one by way of analyzing the NFL for a major network.
Tony Romo was the toast of football fans everywhere last season. Jason Witten will hopefully have similar success in 2018. Troy Aikman has manned the lead analyst role on FOX for some time now, but when discussing former Cowboys in the booth we always tend to overlook one... Daryl Johnston.
Moose is a commentator just like the rest of them, and he’s a dang good one to boot. What’s more is it seems that Johnston is potentially paving the way for his star-brethren back into football operations. He’s reportedly going to become the general manager of the San Antonio team in the Alliance of American Football.
Multiple sources have told me to expect @DarylJohnston to get named GM of the new Alliance of American Football franchise coming to San Antonio. Mike Riley is expected to get named head coach.— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) June 20, 2018
The AAF playfully hinted at San Antonio being their eighth city late Tuesday night, and if this true it means Johnston stays working in professional football where he did so throughout his entire NFL career with the Cowboys, the great state of Texas.
This will actually be the only AAF team playing in the Lone Star State, and considering it’s a spring league there are likely many Cowboys fans who will root for the team their former fullback will command in the Alamo City. More football is never a bad thing, especially during the long months of the offseason.
The SB Nation NFL team recently discussed a glaring need for developmental leagues for the NFL because the collegiate game doesn’t necessarily offer the same environment for players (the argument was specifically quarterbacks) to grow. If these new start up leagues in the AAF and XFL (the reincarnated version) are successful to any degree they could offer that very opportunity for players to hone their skills in hopes of landing in the NFL.
Say Moose happens to have a particularly talented player on his San Antonio squad. Say then that his old boss Jerry Jones hits him up and figures out a way to send him right on up I-35 to keep things “in the family.” It could be great.
It’ll be interesting to see if Daryl Johnston continues his duties with FOX considering the AAF is a spring league. Whatever the case, as always, we wish him the best of luck.