Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
The Dallas Cowboys are cheered on during a match in the National Football League by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, which is the official cheerleading team for the franchise since the start of the 1960 season. The original group of cheerleaders who first formed the cheerleading team for the Cowboys were known as the Dallas Cow Belles & Beaux and made its first appearance on the sidelines in 1960, which was also the first ever season for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. Students from high schools in the area were drafted in the squad, which became a norm at that time and most of the other cheerleading squads in the NFL were also made up this way.
This squad also included a few males in the lineup as well. But in 1969, it was felt that the cheerleading squad needed a complete overhaul and decided to drop the male performers lineup to include young girls who had experience of cheerleading in their schools and colleges located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and that tradition of drafting in girls from local schools and colleges have continued ever since. This new squad took up the name Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and began performing to full houses as the team adopted new clothes, which were much more revealing than ever before and also the dance routine was changed to include hipper numbers than the drab fight calls that were in existence previously.
The new uniforms for the team that were introduced in 1972 have since then, undergone minor changes on six occasions to keep up with the style of the time. The uniform of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders is trademarked to the team and any duplication without authorized permission is strictly prohibited. There have been plenty of television movies that have been based on the squad, some even starred the members of the squad as well.