Dallas Cowboys

The ’Boys Will Be Boys Are Back

Jeff Pearlman's book about the '90s Cowboys may be better, but mine is, um, older?

Don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a little tussle between a couple decent football teams at Texas Stadium in, oh, about nine hours. If you’re more intellectual ponderer than face-painter, I’ve got a heavy-reading game plan.

Author Jeff Pearlman – the guy who wrote the infamous John Rocker “7 train” article for Sports Illustrated years ago – has a new book out examining the “glory days and party nights” of the ‘90s dynasty Dallas Cowboys. I haven’t read Boys Will Be Boys because, honestly, I lived it.

As the Cowboys beat writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from ’90 to ’94, I figure a book like this will provide me more introspection than insight.

Like, for example, page 170:

“Save for a highly publicized dinner date with actress Janine Turner of the TV show Northern Exposure, Aikman kept Super Bowl week simple. A few days before the game, he was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway with Mike Fisher and Richie Whitt … ”

If you’re a Cowboys’ fan who cherishes that dynasty, Pearlman’s tome will be compelling. But – psst – you can read my version of the same story – The ‘Boys Are Back – for a cool $6.37. -- Richie Whitt

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