Okay, I must confess. I did watch “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team” last season. (See photos and videos of the first season below) Come on, admit it. You did too. Many of the girls that auditioned had aspired to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader ever since they were young and watching some of them sob because they didn’t make the cut was, well…kind of humorous to me. I really enjoyed watching them suffer through Boot Camp too. I never really put much thought into what it took to become an NFL cheerleader (who really does?) but those girls over there that are in charge of the decision making process (former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Kelli McGonagill Finglass and Judy Trammell) are some serious broads. Kelli Finglass has been Director of the DCC since 1991 and Judy Trammell officially became Choreographer to the DCC in 1991 as well.
The DCC started the same year the Dallas Cowboys were founded, in 1960. Heh, back then they were originally known as CowBelles & Beaux. It consisted of local high school students, which apparently was the norm back in the 60’s, and no one really paid them any attention. In the early 1970’s, Cowboys manager Tex Schramm decided to boost attendance in the stands by changing the DCC’s image. Thank God he did! He trained a new squad that had the combination of attractiveness, athletic ability, and talent as a performer. They showed off their stuff in the 1972-1973 NFL season and garnered national exposure. The rest is history.
As far as the uniform goes, they haven’t made many changes to it, only six total since the 1972-1973 season. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
You can see the second season of “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team” starting Friday, September 14th on CMT.
Now check out way more photos of the sexy cheerleaders below. Okay, I’ve got video of them too.
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