Sep 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Kinzie Ryanne performs during a timeout form the game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Game Preview: The 4-10 Dallas Cowboys will face off against the 6-8 Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Orchard Park, New York.
The last time these two franchises played in Buffalo was October 8, 2007.Dallas was also victorious in that matchup, edging the Bills 25-24.The Cowboys will have a new quarterback under center when they face Buffalo this go around, as former Boise State star Kellen Moore will make his first start in a regular season game after spending the majority of his first four years in the NFL as a back-up.The network's Darren Rovell subsequently tweeted: 'Cowboys not allowing interviews with tackled cheerleader @Melissa Rae regarding yesterday's game,' and later, 'Shame on the Cowboys for pulling cheerleader @Melissa Rae off Twitter.Autumn is the time for cozy sweaters, apple picking and the all-American obsession with football. Cheerleading took off like a rocket, and by 1983, ESPN was broadcasting the National High School Cheerleading Competition across the country.
For professional cheerleaders, the season means learning new routines to perform for packed stadiums — along with ridiculous pay, no benefits and exploitation. Recently, advocates have even begun lobbying for cheerleading to be recognized as an Olympic sport.
Not all fun and games Professional cheerleading has been around since the 1960s, when the National Football League started organizing pro squads, most famously the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders in their iconic bedazzled blue outfits.
The “spirit industry” is a multibillion-dollar operation aimed at marketing and merchandise for the “cheer and dance community,” complete with its own 24-hour online television network, the Cheer Channel.
Some of today’s professional cheerleading squads do complex acrobatic routines, like the co-ed Denver Nuggets stunt team.
Many, like the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, have morphed into elite dance teams, with thousands competing to make the cut.
The process of becoming a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is so intense that it spawned its own reality show, .