Tom Brady’s Fox NFL Debut to Feature Cowboys, And He’s Already Taking Shots at Dak Prescott

The date of Tom Brady’s debut as an NFL analyst on Fox has been revealed.

Brady’s first broadcast as a color commentator will be on Sunday, Sept. 8, when the Cleveland Browns head to Arlington, Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys.

Michael Strahan, a colleague of Brady’s on Fox, made the announcement on Monday.

“For the first time in five years, the NFL on Fox opens with the Dallas Cowboys,” Strahan said to Brady. “It’s gonna be your first game.”

It didn’t take long for Brady to take off the competitor hat and put on the Fox Sports analyst hat.

“Amazing. Obviously having the Cowboys on is a huge draw,” Brady said. “As ‘America’s Team’ — that’s gonna get a little hard for me to say that all the time understanding they were the competition for a long time — but in this new role, I know the Cowboys, how important they are to this network.”

Brady then appeared to think he was still taking part in a roast, as he let a little joke slip.

“They got great storylines. Come on, Dak Prescott, let’s see if he can finally come through,” Brady said before being interrupted by a big laugh from the audience. “Did that just slip out?”

Tom Brady and Dak Prescott
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 26: Tom Brady visits with Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys before a preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders at AT&T Stadium on August 26, 2023 in Arlington, Texas….

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In the end, though, it was all love for the Cowboys, as Brady ventures into the next chapter of his life.

“I love covering them,” Brady said of Dallas. “I’ve been obviously going against them for a long time and now I get to tell everyone how great they are.”

Brady signed a record 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox to become their No. 1 color commentator before the 2022 season. He then retired and un-retired, before taking 2023 off and now settling into this role in 2024.

Brady seems very excited for this new gig, and Fox is obviously excited about their big splash signing. Brady supplanted three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen on Fox’s No. 1 broadcast team, and will be alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt in the booth.

Brady officially retired for good after the 2022 season, his 23rd in the National Football League. He retired a seven-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Super Bowl MVP, 15-time Pro Bowler, three-time MVP, and a member of the Hall of Fame 2000s and 2010s teams.

He’ll be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when the time comes. Until then, Brady will be spending his Sundays in the broadcast booth for Fox.