FORMER Dallas Cowboys Aikman and Johnston become proud papas

Saturday, August 25th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

DALLAS (AP) _ Former Dallas Cowboys Troy Aikman and Daryl Johnston each have a new player in the backfield.

The wives of Aikman, an Oklahoma native, and Johnston each gave birth to healthy baby girls Friday evening at Plano Presbyterian Hospital, said Rich Dalrymple, a Dallas Cowboys spokesman.

Rhonda Aikman gave birth to Jordan Ashley, and Diane Johnston gave birth to Evan Elizabeth.

Jordan weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was born at 9:48 p.m. Evan weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Her time of birth was not available. They were delivered by Dr. Bryant Herzog.

Aikman, who retired this spring, and Johnston, who retired last year, both work as NFL analysts for Fox Sports. They announced their first game Thursday night.