The remaining 23 veterans competed in finals this year, joining 48 rookie candidates, for a total of 71 ladies in contention for a spot in training camp.

In the morning, the dancers did solo talent presentations for the judges.

That includes 21 veterans (unfortunately two were not invited back) and 26 aspiring rookies. For the rookies, I included information on their experience on other pro or semi-pro teams and how many times they’ve been to the DCC rodeo.

Final auditions for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders took place yesterday.

And if you don’t want to know any more about what happens before the CMT reality show airs in a couple of months STOP READING NOW NOW NOW.

Look away, scroll down, close the tab, do whatever you have to do to preserve the mystery for yourself.

For those of you still with me, this is how it broke down. Ten retired and one left the team before the end of her contract.

NFL teams that hosted games during week 8 of the regular season have uploaded photos of their cheerleading squads to their team sites.

Click on the links below to go to the team page galleries.

In the afternoon, they performed the choreographed dance and kickline they learned for semifinals.

Finals are always grueling for the DCC, and at the end of a looooooooong day, 47 women were invited to training camp.

If you’ve ever had a chance to work with Sam through a busy day of scheduled celebrity events, shows and celebrity encounters you knew you were standing among a great talent.