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

Written by:
Jeff Pearlman
Narrated by:
Arthur Morey

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2009
13 hours 47 minutes
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 performances.

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.
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Archie Worsham

Book was great. As a fan of the team, who was a teenager during the 1990s, the book brought out a side of the team that is only remembered by a few headlines. Narrator is terrible, someone who knew nothing about football.

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Tim J

Absolutely loved Jeff Pearlman's book about the 90's cowboys. The interviews made the book valid. Loved how he showed darker but kinder sides to many of the players coaches etc. I didn't care for the narration at all. The narrator didn't seem like he had ever seen a football in his life and was hard to understand at times.

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