Sarah Hepola’s cover story expertly examines the fifty-year history of the famous NFL cheerleading squad.
They’re global icons who have left a lasting imprint on American culture. But do recent controversies threaten the squad’s future?
‘Making the Team’ was the cable channel’s longest-running reality program. After sixteen seasons, why did it decide to pull the plug?
The owner of the NFL’s most valuable franchise is no stranger to controversy. But this time, Jones and his organization have never looked worse.
The drama that’s swept up Jerry Jones’s former right-hand man says a lot about the distorted values of America’s Team.
Host Sarah Hepola counts down her favorite moments from our series on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have navigated scandals and cultural shifts in the last few years. What is their future in this new world?
Dana Presley Killmer joined the squad at the peak of its popularity, but the $15 game rate hadn't changed, and wouldn't for many years.
From honey shots to swimsuit calendars, sex has long been part of the cheerleaders’ brand. But is the provocative tease a relic of another era?
It’s not just about being the right weight. It’s about having the right hair, the right skin, the right boobs, the right legs. Only a very particular kind of beautiful woman gets to wear that uniform.
One former Cowboys cheerleader tells the story behind her epic encounter with Danny White, in a picture that was quashed for 25 years.
Being a Cowboys cheerleader has always meant living by a long list of rules. But do those rules help protect the cheerleaders or control them?
A dynamic professor, a feisty seamstress, a firebrand dancer, and the other underappreciated architects of the phenomenon that transformed the NFL.
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders uniform is iconic, a symbol of Texas culture for half a century. But its origin story remains remarkably unsettled.
Tami Barber became a sweetheart of the seventies-era cheerleaders. But she also had—and still has—a rebel streak.
They were at the center of a scandal that rocked the NFL. More than forty years later, would they finally tell their side?
A group of former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders pose topless in Playboy, and the Cowboys go to court to protect their brand.
Shannon Baker Werthmann got more fan mail than any woman on the seventies squad. We talk sexiness, fair pay, encounters with Roger Staubach, and getting fired by Kelli Finglass.
Vonciel Baker still holds the record for most years on the squad.
The cheerleaders enjoy the glamour of sudden fame, while grappling with low pay and the dangers that celebrity brings.
The modern Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders launch in 1972 and rocket to national fame.
Inside the wild, glamorous, and complicated saga of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, an institution that changed sports, entertainment, and countless childhoods of boys and girls like me.
A San Antonio football fan wonders if the squad’s already small outfits have gotten even smaller over the years.
How much are the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders paid per game?
Roper-McCaslin, who lives in Austin, has worked with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for 23 years as a cheerleader, a choreographer, and the lead recruiter.Growing up, my dad took my brother and me to just about every sporting event in Dallas, from Rangers baseball to Mavericks basketball. But it was the Cowboys football
Melissa Kellerman’s Twitter account went MIA after she posted her amused reactions to being “tackled” by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.
A porn classic turns thirty.
“Brad Pitt is going to see me! All of Hollywood is going to see me!” That’s what 47-year-old Carrie O’Brien thought when she first spied the July 2-July 9 double issue of Sports Illustrated, the one featuring her and four of the other original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on the cover.