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Grandmother tries out for Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

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09:57 AM ET 05.05 | More than 400 hundred women came to the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders auditions on Saturday. Only one was a grandmother. Susie Sanchez is 39 years old and the mother to a 19-year-old, a 14-year-old, an 11-year-old and grandmother to a two-year-old. She's also a former Raiderette. Sanchez quit dancing for 11 years before picking it back up in her early 30s. The California native spent five years trying to become a Raiderette. In 2011, the dream was realized, shortly after her grandchild was born. "The year I was on that team, some of the girls were born the year I graduated," Sanchez said. "If you look at the numbers, it's 'What am I doing?'" With 40 closing in August, Sanchez wanted to take one more shot. This time with the Cowboys. "I thought why not?" Sanchez said. "I got to go to the big guys. I've got to go to the best team in the NFL."

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May 5, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Time To Shake Your Ya-Yas, Granny?

May 5, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Time To Shake Your Ya-Yas, Granny?





OK








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May 5, 2013  10:08 AM ET

I've got to go to the best team in the NFL.

39 is a little young for dementia but I suppose it happens.

May 5, 2013  10:11 AM ET

One for JJ, Why Not?

May 5, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Well, I probably have to agree her in that the Cowboys probably have the best cheerleading team in the NFL.

May 5, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well, I probably have to agree her in that the Cowboys probably have the best cheerleading team in the NFL.

I agree!

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May 5, 2013  10:31 AM ET

GIDRWTF

May 5, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

GIDRWTF

TTSTKBTMSG

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May 5, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Need to set an age limit on cheerleaders. Just because she can still do it doesn't mean anyone wants to see it.

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May 5, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Grandmother I Don't Really.......................

May 5, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The Washington Redtails sounds ignorant and stupid.

Sounds racist.

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May 5, 2013  10:49 AM ET

The cheerleaders are about the only thing the Cowboys got going right. Now Jones is going to **** that up too by filling the squad with grannies.

May 5, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

There's that media term again, and minority opinion shouldn't rule.

They should just change their name to the Washington Bullets and be done with it.

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May 5, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

7

If that's her pic, I'd um ask her out on a date.

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