A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader performs during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions on November 20, 2005 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Not surprisingly, making the squad is no easy feat.
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The original cheerleading squad was a made up of a male-female group called the Cow Belles & Beaux.
But David Nelson made sure that one touchdown would be a memorable one. The Bills wide receiver dates Kelsi Reich, a Cowboys cheerleader.
A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader cheers during the game against the Washington Redskins at Texas Stadium on September 17, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images "In 1972, Texie Waterman, a New York choreographer, was recruited and assigned to auditioning and training an entirely new female squad who would all be over 18 years of age, searching for attractive appearance, athletic ability, and raw talent as performers," Wikipedia states," adding that it didn't take long for the squad to go Hollywood, appearing on two network TV specials, NBC's "Rock-n-Roll Sports Classic" and "The Osmond Brothers Special" on ABC.
A TV movie, "The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders," aired in 1979 and scored a 48 percent share of the national television audience.
Local high school students made up the squad, which was typical of other high school and college cheerleading squads throughout the 1960s, rarely getting much attention.
During a game between the Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons at the Cotton Bowl during the 1967 season, the scantily clad, well-endowed Bubbles Cash, a stripper by profession, caused a tremendous stir in the crowd that turned to cheers when she walked down the staircase stands on the 50 yard line carrying cotton candy in each hand.During a game between the Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons at the Cotton Bowl during the 1967 season, the scantily clad, well-endowed Bubbles Cash, a stripper by profession, caused a tremendous stir in the crowd that turned to cheers when she walked down the staircase stands on the 50-yard line carrying cotton candy in each hand.She became an instant public sensation in Dallas, also gaining attention from Cowboys General Manager Tex Schramm.Preparing for the 1970 season, Schramm decided to change the Cheerleaders' image to boost attendance.At first the main change was to create an all-female squad and change the uniforms and style of cheerleading routines to be more primarily dance and less like traditional acrobatic routines like that of high school or college cheerleading squads.There are seven teams that don't have cheerleading squads.