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.