Grandma, 55, to audition for Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

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CARROLLTON, TX — A 55-year-old grandmother of two is looking to become a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

According to, Sharon Simmons will be 56 by the time auditions come around in early May, but she said she’ll blend right in with women in their 20s and 30s.

Simmons, a national fitness competitor, said there’s no difference between her body and those of the 19-year-olds who will be trying out, the station reports.

The oldest NFL cheerleader on record is 42.

Simmons said she decided to audition after using the Cowboys cheerleader uniform as inspiration for a fitness costume last December. She believes her experience in competing and talking with judges will help her earn a spot on the squad.

But whether she makes the team or not, Simmons said she’s “having a blast.”

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