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article imageGrandmother, 55, auditions for Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

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By Leigh Goessl     May 9, 2012 in Sports
Dallas - A 55-year-old grandmother has had a lifelong dream of becoming one of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Now she's trying to realize that dream.
Sharon Simmons spent this past weekend auditioning for a place on the renowned cheerleading team.
According to several reports on the Web, the grandmother of two, joined several other hopeful cheerleaders as they auditioned to become a cheerleader for the football team.
The Dallas Morning News reported Simmons said, “I thought about this when I was about 22 years old. I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it.”
However, life got in the way and her dream had to be postponed, that is until now, over 30 years later.
NBC Sports reported the audition was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where Simmons was pinned as auditioner #268.
During the audition, reportedly she did forget a portion of her routine, and had to make it up on the fly, but this did not put a damper on her audition experience.
While cheerleading for the Dallas Cowboys has been Simmons' lifelong dream, she has not spent the last three decades idle.
According to My Fox Philly, over the years Simmons has been a commercial real estate agent, fitness competitor, author, actress, mother and grandmother. She also runs a fitness website. Her latest acting gig will be an appearance on the new "Dallas" series debuting next month on TNT.
Will Simmons make the team? If she does, she'll be the oldest woman to ever make an NFL cheerleader, currently the oldest is 43 years.
Auditions for the Dallas team are still underway, with the final auditions scheduled to take place on May 19.
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