I thought I’d take this time to answer some questions that came to us through DallasCowboysCheerleaders.com and our official Facebook page.
Calandra Anderson asks “What did you do about not having enough lockers for the girls? Did you have space to add more?”
This year we chose 39 girls for our squad. We actually only have 37 lockers in our main locker room. It was a conscious decision that we wanted 39 great team members and we basically went into “sharing.” We have 2 cheerleaders that are just around the corner from the main locker room space — they’re on the team, they’re in the room, and they’re part of the squad. We didn’t want quantity of lockers to mandate which individuals made our team, so this year we have 39 cheerleaders sharing locker space for 37.
Lillie Forsyth asks “Do the DCC’s vote on the music that is played during their routines at halftime?”
Music is a very important component of the Cowboys game day production and of course the cheerleaders are always lobbying for their favorites. We try to mix musical genres for our fans at the Cowboys games. We play classic rock, country, hip-hop and mainstream; we play some old-time favorites that we know are crowd favorites and we also introduce more contemporary music each week. Of course the cheerleaders lobby for some of their favorite songs and we are always listening to music. Music is a very important resource for the performance of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
DeShon Allen asks “You are very strict about missing rehearsals has a cheerleader ever missed a game?”
The answer to that is “no.” This season we had a cheerleader miss our game day bus and she was removed from the game — so she missed a game as a consequence for missing the bus. We only have excused absences in a family or medical emergency situation and those are case-by-case and at the Director’s discretion.