Faro Bantry is the young son of a wealthy New York financier. River Rapids is a Choctaw Indian. The two happy-go-lucky drovers pair up in Blackwater, Kansas, at the end of a long trail drive. On their way home to Paramour, Texas, the two men manage to get into a number of scrapes, and somehow they cheat death without ever knowing how.
But Faro and River can't avoid the shear horror that awaits them when they meet up with Cecil "S.O.L." Boyd-a tobacco chewing, Adonis-bodied ruffian who's never lost a gunfight-and his gang. It is then that they learn what the real Wild West is about, as they become party to the most savage, horrifying massacre ever committed on the lonesome trail.
Beginning where all the other Westerns left off, Cowboys Don't Cry provides a raw look at the life of a cowboy on the Chisholm Trail.