Breakthrough 'Boys by Jaime Aron
The Story of the 1971 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys of the 1970s were one of the most dominant teams in pro football history, appearing in five Super Bowls and claiming two championships in a nine-year span. But during the late 1960s, the Cowboys were known as the team that couldn’t win the big one, getting close to the top but failing to seal the deal—they were perpetually “next year’s champions.” That all changed in 1971 when the Boys rallied to capture their first-ever title and put the franchise on its way to becoming “America’s Team.” In Breakthrough 'Boys, Jaime Aron gets the inside stories from former players, coaches, and other key figures to explore the fascinating and tumultuous road the Cowboys took to their first championship in 1971 under coach Tom Landry. Eight years after the assassination of JFK and seven years before the arrival of J. R. Ewing, this team gave the city of Dallas the new identity it needed and changed the face of football forever.

 

 

About Jaime Aron

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Jaime Aron has been the Texas sports editor for the Associated Press since 1999. A native Texan, he began his sports writing career in 1991. Aron has covered practically every major sporting event and was named AP Sports Writer of the Year for 2001. The author of several sports books, he lives in Dallas with his wife, Lori, and sons Zac, Jake, and Josh. Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. A pioneer of the dot-com revolution, Cuban first arrived in Dallas in the early 1980s where he immediately became a fan of the then-brand new franchise. Cuban's purchased the team in 2000 and heralded a new age of success for a franchise now considered the sixth most valuable team in the NBA.
 
Published October 15, 2011 by MVP Books. 306 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The Dallas Cowboys of the late 1960s won many games and even won some big games.

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