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All cheerleaders must try out for spots every year, and "sometimes veterans get cut," according to "USA Today." Just to make the team, you have to take and pass an 80-question test "covering the history of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, current events and nutrition." Squad hopefuls also undergo a background check, have their social media accounts investigated, learn interviewing skills and undergo etiquette training.A member of the Dallas Cowboys cheer squad performs during the game against the Washington Redskins on November 2, 2003 in Irving, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The process for making the squad is so grueling that a reality show about the process has run for 10 seasons called: "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team." As County Music Television, the cable and satellite channel that airs the show, notes: Hundreds audition but only 45 women secure a spot in the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders training camp.This might come as a surprise, considering that Chicago has its own football team, the Bears, which used to have a cheer squad, the Honey Bears.But, such is the adulation and notoriety that Dallas cheerleaders receive -- even newspapers in towns with competing NFL teams do multipart stories on the Texas squad.The organization has since eased the rules somewhat, allowing cheerleaders to appear with players in magazine shoots, at charity events and select community efforts, such as hospital visits.But, a cheerleader who is caught fraternizing with a player outside of those limited venues is still subject to immediate termination.
Up to 600 women a year, between the ages of 18 and 40, try out for 36 to 39 spots on the squad.A cheerleader group called the Cow Belles & Beaux, made up of male and female high school students, actually began performing on the sidelines during the Cowboys inaugural season in 1960.In 1970, Schram decided the squad need a boost, so he dropped the males from the group and turned it into an all-female squad, according to Wikipedia."We want everyday ladies who can make an impact on their community: intelligent role models who are poised, attractive, confident, talented entertainers.They must be givers who understand that they themselves have been given a gift, and now have the opportunity to share that gift with others." A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader looks on during Super Bowl XXX between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sun Devil Stadium on January 28,1996 in Tempe, Arizona. George Rose/Getty Images The Dallas cheerleaders are not just pretty faces.