Watch Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team

This reality series looks behind the scenes of the scantily-clad dance group that roams the sidelines at Dallas Cowboys football games. The series follows the drama that surrounds the competition to be a part of the exclusive team, from auditions to game time. The series debuted on CMT in 2006.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on CMT
13 Seasons, 121 Episodes
September 29, 2006
Documentary & Biography, Reality, Sports
Cast: Kelli Finglass, Judy Trammell, Sydney Durso, Jay Johnson
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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team Full Episode Guide

  • The final rehearsal. Dreams come true as the squad photo is taken and the ladies hit the field for their first game, but first they must prove the moment isn't too big for them.

  • Judy gets tough at rehearsal. The candidates learn how to carry themselves under pressure at etiquette training. The first Show Group performance of the year. New members of Show Group, the ladies must shine in front of Charlott.

  • Michael Jackson dancer, Marcea Lane, comes to town to shake things up. The candidates learn how to rejuvenate. The swimsuit calendar covers are revealed at a special event.

  • Candidates take their publicity photo. Being photogenic is a must. Kelli puts the ladies through media training.

  • Candidates hit the football field for the first time as Judy teaches them the DCC entrance. If a candidate can't pick it up quickly, she will be cut.

  • Kitty comes to a rehearsal and stirs thing up. The new candidates bond, then are judged as they perform at a mock appearance. Travis Wall comes to town.

  • Nick Florez, choreographer for Katy Perry, Pink and the Super Bowl comes to rehearsal. Then Kelli and Judy must pick the best of the best for “Show Group”. Injuries happen and Katie Schaar is going to try to prevent them.

  • First, the ladies learn the famed kickline and the scary jump splits. Then, they must pass Jay's boot camp fitness test or be called out. Finally, a dream comes true as the new ladies try on the legendary uniform.

  • The ladies learn to dance and look like a DCC.

  • The returning veterans go to the Bahamas to compete to be the calendar cover girl. Then Training Camp begins for all.

  • Twenty three vets join 50 new candidates at the finals for a place in training camp.

  • More than 100 women try to conquer a DCC dance routine and the kickline to advance to finals.

  • Four hundred nervous and excited ladies flock to AT&T Stadium to try out for the best cheerleading squad in the world.

  • Kelli and Judy return for season 13 as 400 nervous and excited ladies flock to AT&T Stadium to try out for the best cheerleading squad in the world.

  • Kelli announces the official squad and the women realize the hard fought dream of becoming a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Full of excitement and nerves, the squad prepares for their very first football game at AT&T Stadium.

  • 23 veterans travel to Canton, Ohio to perform at Jerry Jones’ induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. All eyes are watching as the DCC perform for the NFL elite.

  • With two suspended vets, the team must re-block their formations for their Hall of Fame performance; new vets step up as a new point of the triangle is named; the rookie candidates attempt to get their footing during a rehearsal.

  • The squad goes on an appearance to support pop music star Demi Lovato; the ladies learn the entrance to the famed pre-game dance.

  • Katy Perry's choreographer, Nick Florez, stops by to offer some performance advice to the ladies. Later, the cheerleaders pose for their cameo photos.

  • Kelli takes the ladies on location to see how they interact during a public appearance with War Veterans. Later tears are shed after a very hard decision.

  • Kelli media trains the rookie candidates to determine who best represents the DCC at press events; news anchor Meredith Land tests the ladies on-camera interview skills.

  • First the ladies need to have the "classic look" of a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Kelli's hair and make-up transformations are legendary. The ladies are also assessed through a new state of the art fitness test, "Styku".

  • Forty-four women begin the first training camp at The Star, the Cowboys' new billion-dollar facility. At the first meeting, Kelli makes it clear that eight women will be sent home over the summer.

  • The veterans finally enter the audition process; all 83 women are judged head to head during a panel interview, a solo dance performance and on their appearance on the football field.

  • The 119 remaining women have one hour to learn a power pom routine and the famous kickline; the stress of mastering the choreography in such a short time leads to numerous mistakes.

  • Hundreds of beautiful and talented women converge on AT&T Stadium to start the hardest audition process in professional sports, trying out for a coveted spot on the most famous NFL cheerleading squad in the world.

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