Daryl Johnston played through happier days for the Dallas Cowboys. As a fullback for America's Team from 1989-1999, "Moose" won three Super Bowls and made two Pro Bowls. He got to play with Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Larry Allen, Charles Haley and Deion Sanders.
Tony Romo will be in the team's Ring of Honor one day, but unlike most of its members (and Johnston isn't one), the 36-year-old quarterback will likely be without a Super Bowl ring. Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe during a Monday Night Football loss to the Giants on Oct. 23, 2006, and has been the Cowboys' starter for nearly ten years. After missing the first ten games of the 2016 season with a back injury, Romo was surpassed on the depth chart by eventual AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award winner Dak Prescott.
Johnston, a color commentator for the NFL on Fox, feels Romo's days in Dallas are numbered, saying "I don't think there's any way that Tony can stay on the roster."
Here's the full quote from Super Bowl radio row on ThePostGame Podcast:
"I was watching a movie the other day, and they said everything ends badly or it wouldn't end. So it's going to be hard for the organization to find a way to navigate this where it works for both sides and I don't think that's possible. I know the organization will do all it can to do that because there is a lot of respect for Tony, but as trade value, would the trade value be what you thought it was with a high cap number they would have to absorb, with an injury history that Tony's carrying at this stage of his career? If you have to release him, how does that play into the whole dynamic? We'll have to wait and see what happens, but I don't think there's any way that Tony can stay on the roster. The big question for me comes, if you release him, do you release him early and allow him to go find another team? Do you hold on and try and defer the cap money between '17 and '18. If you do that, you've kept that lingering through OTAs. You've prevented Tony from getting somewhere and really having the opportunity to compete for the starting job, so I think it'll be interesting to watch it play out, but I know it's going to be hard for both sides."
Three-time Super Bowl champion and current Fox NFL broadcaster Daryl "Moose" Johnston talks choosing Syracuse over Cornell (1:19), how busy Kenny Albert really is (4:58), why the 1990s Cowboys own NFL media today (7:57), watching Aaron Rodgers upset the Cowboys in this year's postseason (11:09) and why he thinks there's no way Tony Romo can stay on the Cowboys' roster (13:50).
Johnston spoke to ThePostGame on behalf of Quick Lane, which recently awarded five U.S. veterans each $10,000 scholarships toward automotive service technician certifications. Quick Lane is renewing the "Trading One Uniform for Another" program for 2017, and on Super Bowl radio row, Johnston served as a spokesman.