The Dallas Cowboys

The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America
By Joe Nick Patoski (Trade Paperback, 2013)
"THE DALLAS COWBOYS stands as the definitive biography of a city and a football team." -- Dallas Morning News

From Dandy Don Meredith and Roger Staubach to the three mid-nineties Super Bowls won by the unbeatable trio of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith to TO, Tony Romo, and the glitzy soap opera team of today, the Dallas Cowboys have been the NFL's star franchise for more than 50 years. Love them or hate them, the Cowboys are widely celebrated as "America's Team."

But the Cowboys have never been just about football. With their oil baron roots, overbearing, ego-driven owner, players who can't stay out of the tabloids, a palatial new home that sets the standard for modern sports stadiums, fans as enthusiastic as cheerleaders, and cheerleaders who are as famous as the team itself, the Cowboys have become a touchstone of American popular culture.

Joe Nick Patoski plumbs all these stories in a book that is a rich, sometimes scandalous, always entertaining portrait of a time, a place, and an irreplaceable team.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316077545

    • On Sale Date: 09/03/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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"THE DALLAS COWBOYS stands as the definitive biography of a city and a football team." -- Dallas Morning News

From Dandy Don Meredith and Roger Staubach to the three mid-nineties Super Bowls won by the unbeatable trio of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith to TO, Tony Romo, and the glitzy soap opera team of today, the Dallas Cowboys have been the NFL's star franchise for more than 50 years. Love them or hate them, the Cowboys are widely celebrated as "America's Team."

But the Cowboys have never been just about football. With their oil baron roots, overbearing, ego-driven owner, players who can't stay out of the tabloids, a palatial new home that sets the standard for modern sports stadiums, fans as enthusiastic as cheerleaders, and cheerleaders who are as famous as the team itself, the Cowboys have become a touchstone of American popular culture.

Joe Nick Patoski plumbs all these stories in a book that is a rich, sometimes scandalous, always entertaining portrait of a time, a place, and an irreplaceable team.

Joe Nick Patoski is the author of the award-winning Willie Nelson: An Epic Life as well as biographies of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Selena. He has written for Texas Monthly, Rolling Stone, No Depression, Country Music, TV Guide, and the Austin American-Statesman. He lives in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Named one of Kirkus Reviews' 10 Best Football Books

  • "'America's Team' has had its share of outsize characters, and this raucous his­tory places the franchise against the political and socioeconomic backdrop of its sprawling home­town." -- New York Times Book Review

  • "The Dallas Cowboys stands as the definitive biography of a city and a football team." -- Allen Barra, The Dallas Morning News

  • "It's hard to match the thoroughness of the account presented by Mr. Patoski.... The Dallas Cowboys adroitly traces the ascendancy of the team while shedding light on its unique position today as an athletic, commercial and cultural powerhouse." -- The Wall Street Journal

  • "Patoski's a natural storyteller.... This book couldn't have been written by anyone else." -- The Austin American-Statesman

  • "If you like football, and particularly the Cowboys, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better storyteller than Patoski." -- The San Angelo Standard Times

  • PRAISE FOR Willie Nelson:

    "Joe Nick Patoski has here conjured a biography that by far transcends its subject, a book whose evocations of time, place, and spirit are as masterful as they are enthralling." -- Nick Tosches

  • "For a guy who isn't me, Joe Nick Patoski can really write. Willie Nelson: An Epic Life is heartbreaking enough to have been ghostwritten by Hank Williams. It may be the best book ever written about the life of Texas's greatest gift to the world." -- Kinky Friedman

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The Dallas Cowboys
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $20.00 US/$22.00 CAN
  • Pages: 816
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316077545
  • On Sale Date: 09/03/2013
The Dallas Cowboys