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Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty

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They were America's Team—the high-priced, high-glamour, high-flying Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s, who won three Super Bowls and made as many headlines off the field as on it. Led by Emmitt Smith, the charismatic Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, and Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, the Cowboys rank among the greatest of all NFL dynasties.

In similar fashion to his New York Times bestseller The Bad Guys Won!, about the 1986 New York Mets, in Boys Will Be Boys, award-winning writer Jeff Pearlman chronicles the outrageous antics and dazzling talent of a team fueled by ego, sex, drugs—and unrivaled greatness. Rising from the ashes of a 1-15 season in 1989 to capture three Super Bowl trophies in four years, the Dallas Cowboys were guided by a swashbuckling, skirt-chasing, power-hungry owner, Jerry Jones, and his two eccentric, hard-living coaches, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer. Together the three built a juggernaut that America loved and loathed.

But for a team that was so dominant on Sundays, the Cowboys were often a dysfunctional circus the rest of the week. Irvin, nicknamed "The Playmaker," battled dual addictions to drugs and women. Charles Haley, the defensive colossus, presided over the team's infamous "White House," where the parties lasted late into the night and a steady stream of long-legged groupies came and went. And then there were Smith and Sanders, whose Texas-sized egos were eclipsed only by their record-breaking on-field perfomances.

With an unforgettable cast of characters and a narrative as hard-hitting and fast-paced as the team itself, Boys Will Be Boys immortalizes the most beloved—and despised—dynasty in NFL history.

Review:

"In his latest effort, Pearlman (The Bad Guys Won!) tells the story of how the Dallas Cowboys went from being a league doormat to a Super Bowl — winning machine. It's the cast of characters that makes this story a page-turner, starting with controlling owner Jerry Jones; all-business coach Jimmy Johnson, who would cut a player without blinking; and star players Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and Deion Sanders. Pearlman explores the many other people who bought into the philosophy that 'if you were going to be a Dallas Cowboy... you needed to live the life' — and that meant, in the early '90s, plenty of infidelity, cocaine, nightly trips to gentleman's clubs and hangovers at practice. Pearlman interviewed nearly 150 members of the Cowboys organization for the book, but much of the terrific detail comes from such tangential folks as journalists, players' wives and staff at the local Cowboys restaurant. The anecdotes range from uplifting (the heartwarming story of quarterback Troy Aikman granting a wish to a dying boy) to raunchy (defensive end Chris Haley, while playing for the 49ers, often masturbated in the locker room). In the end, Pearlman has produced a narrative that is as entertaining as it is insightful. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Bad Guys Won!" chronicles the rise and fall of the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s--the storied three-time Super Bowl champions and the most beloved, despised, and unforgettable dynasty in NFL history. color photo insert.

Synopsis:

Boys Will Be Boys, author Jeff Perlmans rollicking, completely unabashed account of the glory days of “Americas Team”—the NFL Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s—was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and selected by GQ as one of the Best Books of the Year. The uncensored exploits of Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, and the rest of the Boys on and off the football field, Boys Will Be Boys makes for riveting, shocking, often wildly hilarious reading.

About the Author

Jeff Pearlman is a columnist for ESPN.com and a former Sports Illustrated senior writer. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bad Guys Won! and the critically acclaimed Love Me, Hate Me. He liveswith his wife and children in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061256806
Subtitle:
The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty
Author:
Pearlman, Jeff
Author:
by Jeff Pearlman
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Football - General
Subject:
Football - Professional
Subject:
History
Subject:
Football players
Subject:
Dallas cowboys (football team)
Subject:
Dallas Cowboys (Football team) - History
Subject:
Sports - Football
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080916
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.30569 in 22.99 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his latest effort, Pearlman (The Bad Guys Won!) tells the story of how the Dallas Cowboys went from being a league doormat to a Super Bowl — winning machine. It's the cast of characters that makes this story a page-turner, starting with controlling owner Jerry Jones; all-business coach Jimmy Johnson, who would cut a player without blinking; and star players Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and Deion Sanders. Pearlman explores the many other people who bought into the philosophy that 'if you were going to be a Dallas Cowboy... you needed to live the life' — and that meant, in the early '90s, plenty of infidelity, cocaine, nightly trips to gentleman's clubs and hangovers at practice. Pearlman interviewed nearly 150 members of the Cowboys organization for the book, but much of the terrific detail comes from such tangential folks as journalists, players' wives and staff at the local Cowboys restaurant. The anecdotes range from uplifting (the heartwarming story of quarterback Troy Aikman granting a wish to a dying boy) to raunchy (defensive end Chris Haley, while playing for the 49ers, often masturbated in the locker room). In the end, Pearlman has produced a narrative that is as entertaining as it is insightful. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Bad Guys Won!" chronicles the rise and fall of the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s--the storied three-time Super Bowl champions and the most beloved, despised, and unforgettable dynasty in NFL history. color photo insert.
"Synopsis" by ,

Boys Will Be Boys, author Jeff Perlmans rollicking, completely unabashed account of the glory days of “Americas Team”—the NFL Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s—was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and selected by GQ as one of the Best Books of the Year. The uncensored exploits of Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, and the rest of the Boys on and off the football field, Boys Will Be Boys makes for riveting, shocking, often wildly hilarious reading.

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