The original No. 88.
The only man in the NFL with five Super Bowl rings.
The best offensive guard of all time.
Game 6 was one of legends, as Drew Pearson, Charles Haley and Larry Allen were officially inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, rounding out the Cowboys’ prestigious, now 20-member hall of fame.
During halftime of the Cowboys vs. Seahawks game, the newest members were officially enshrined with a special ceremony. They were presented with a silver bowl and jacket before their names were unveiled along the actual Ring of Honor encircling the interior of the stadium. On hand to welcome these football greats into the fraternity of legendary Cowboys were fellow Ring of Honor members Tony Dorsett, Cliff Harris, Chuck Howley, Lee Roy Jordan, Mel Renfro, Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach, Randy White and Rayfield Wright.
It was a truly magical moment and one we will certainly remember forever, as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders had the opportunity to participate in the first Ring of Honor induction ceremony at Cowboys Stadium. As a team, we escorted the three inductees to the midfield star, escorted the Ring of Honor members to the center of the field, assisted Jerry Jones with the presentation of the Ring of Honor bowls and jackets, and served as a backdrop for the festivities, standing in formation behind all of the Ring of Honor members. Escorting the three men of the hour were Brittany Evans with Allen, Ally Traylor (me) with Haley and Cassie Trammell* with Pearson.
*DCC Trivia: Which 2011 Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor inductee did DCC Choreographer Judy Trammell cheer for on the sidelines? (HINT: Her daughter escorted him to receive his Ring of Honor membership bowl and jacket.)
Obviously our main focus for our sixth game was the Ring of Honor induction ceremony during halftime, but we were also busy with our regular gameday performances:
Plaza Performance – Group Two performed to “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
Pregame – “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
Quarter One – “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” by Luke Bryan
Quarter Two – “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce
Quarter Three – “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
Quarter Four – “Sexy & I Know It” by LMFAO (new to our gameday playlist!)
The Planet Tan and Palm Beach Tan Gameday Girl* was … Jacqueline Louissa Christina Marissa Lianne de Jeannot Bob … aka Jackie Bob! Congratulations on your FIRST career Gameday Girl
*Which DCC is the Gameday Girl is a surprise every game! We never know until we open the game program to reveal who has been selected and will be featured as that day’s Gameday Girl. To make things more exciting, a few of us always sneak in and open the “special delivery program box” that is dropped off at our locker room entrance following our field rehearsal to see which of our friends is the Gameday Girl. From there, we scheme to decide how we will surprise her and reveal her page in the game program. Every surprise/reveal is different, but the result is always the same: SCREAMING, jumping up and down and 34 hugs among teammates congratulating our Gameday Girl!
In addition to receiving an entire feature page within the game program, the Gameday Girl is also featured on the MEGA video board at the end of the third quarter, leading us into our quarter-change performance. If you would like to see an example, check out this fan video of Brittany Evan’s Gameday Girl video from last season: http://youtu.be/Xg_s6vqtGyM.
Several of you have asked how the Gameday Girl is selected. I’m not even really sure myself. I asked Kelli for some insight into the selection process and here’s what she shared with me:
“The Gameday Girl is selected based on her leadership for the week (leading up to the game), rehearsal efforts and help, and their example as a performer.”
So from my perspective, I would have to say that receiving the honor of being selected as a Gameday Girl is Kelli’s way of rewarding us for a job well done. Cool! (Glad ya’ll asked about this so I had an excuse to ask what several of us DCC have been wondering, too.)
Another exciting element of our sixth game was the long-awaited announcement of the Thanksgiving halftime performer, and … drum roll … ENRIQUE IGLESIAS will be the featured artist for the 15th annual Dallas Cowboys and Salvation Army Live Halftime Show, kicking off the nationwide Red Kettle Campaign. Though we have a consecutive game coming up this Sunday, new choreography and preparation for the Thanksgiving Halftime Show will quickly be integrated into our rehearsal schedule this week as we gear up for our favorite (and hardest) game of the year!
Yay for a Cowboys W against the Seahawks! Now let’s get those Bills. Go Cowboys!