The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform during the Thanksgiving Day game at Cowboys Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).
Dallas (USA Today) - America's Team seems to have a quirky, only-in-America story on its hands.
A soon-to-be-56-year-old grandmother wants to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
"I thought about this when I was about 22-years-old," Sharon Simmons told The Dallas Morning News of the journey that's brought here to this point after so many years. "I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it."
Simmons tried out for the famed squad over the weekend and would become the oldest cheerleader in league history (the record age is 42) if she makes the squad.
And this doesn't seem to be a lark; Simmons sports six-pack abs courtesy of her fitness background.