Dallas Cowboys, NFL
- 3x Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys
- Has the third-highest number of receptions among Cowboys running backs with 294
- 2x Pro Bowl selection including being the first fullback ever to be given the honor (1993 and 1994)
- Worked as a color Commentator for The NFL on Fox and NFL Network’s “Total Access”
- Nominated for the Whizzer White Humanitarian Award for his dedication to community service
Daryl was a fullback in the NFL from 1989 to 1999, spending his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie in 1989, he was given the nickname “Moose” from backup quarterback Babe Laufenberg, a nick name that stuck among Cowboys fans. Throughout his career, Daryl played in 149 consecutive games and became one of the greatest special teams players in franchise history. As a Cowboy, he recorded 22 career touchdowns and 294 receptions, placing him third all-time among Cowboys running backs. He totaled 2,227 yards for a 7.6 yards average in his career. In one season, Daryl recorded 50 receptions and average 7.4 yards per catch. In 1993, he became the first fullback ever selected for the Pro Bowl, recognition he received again the next year in 1994. In 1999 after ten seasons and three Super Bowl championships with the Cowboys, Daryl suffered a career-ending neck injury.
Before going pro, the Youngstown, New York native played college football at Syracuse University where he earned a starting position by his sophomore season in 1986. During his collegiate career, he was an All-Big East selection and All-American selection. After his retirement from football, Daryl went on to work as a color commentator alongside Kenny Albert on The NFL on Fox and was hired as an analyst for the NFL Network’s “Total Access”. Daryl has been a major contributor to many charities including the Special Olympics, Children's Cancer Fund, Cystic Fibrosis and Literacy Instruction For Texas (LIFT). He has also served as the honorary chairman for MDA's "Aisles of Smiles" campaign, and for the American Cancer Society's Gunslingers' Ball. In 1999, Daryl’s numerous community service activities led to his nomination for the prestigious Whizzer White Humanitarian Award.