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Exclusive audio: The book on the '90s Cowboys

9/17/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Earlier today, I had a chance to visit with ESPN.com's Jeff Pearlman, whose book "Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty" was released nationwide Tuesday. Pearlman, who's also written books about the '86 Mets and Barry Bonds, said he talked to 140 former Cowboys players and employees.

I haven't read the entire book yet, but the first chapter is pretty explosive. It has details on a stabbing incident that many of us have been hearing about for years. Also some great (shocking) Charles Haley stories. It was a team of colorful personalities, and the coach and owner set the tone.

Also an interesting Q&A with Pearlman on the New York Times' Fifth Down blog. Michael Irvin and Nate Newton both play prominent roles in the book. I'll see both of them tomorrow, so I'll see what they think.