go to MSN.com
Found May 06, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Remember Susie Sanchez? Sure you do — she’s the 39-year-old woman who made the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad two years ago when she was 37. She also happens to be a mother of three and grandmother of one. That’s right, a grandmother was once an NFL cheerleader and recently went for it again.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Sanchez was one of over 400 women to try out for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad over the weekend. Of the hundreds, she was the only grandmother. She tried out for five years before finally becoming a Raiderette in 2011.

“The year I was on that team, some of the girls were born the year I graduated,” Sanchez explained. “If you look at the numbers, it’s ‘What am I doing?’”

Sanchez will turn 40 in August, and she says she felt like she had to give NFL cheerleading one last shot. Believe it or not, she was not the oldest person at the tryout, as one woman was 41.

“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.”

Of course, she means the best cheerleading team in the NFL. No offense to Tony Romo, but the Cowboys aren’t quite there yet. Unfortunately, Sanchez only got to audition in front of the judges for 90 seconds before being dropped during the first round of cuts. She said this will be her last year trying out.

As far as seeing a 39-year-old cheerleader at Cowboys tryouts is concerned, I doubt anyone was surprised. If you remember, we showed you another grandmother who tried out last year that was 16 years older than Sanchez. One of these nanas are bound to make the team eventually.

1 Comment:
  • There's asolutely no reason that she shouldn't be a cheerleader, she's a smart beautiful woman. The fact that she's 40 just makes her more exceptional.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Cowboys Closer to Rolling Dice with Doug Free

If the season started today, Doug Free would be our starting RT. The Cowboys are supposedly in the market for a new RT; however, they just let Tyson Clabo slip through their fingers. Clabo signed with the Miami Dolphins today, so you can scratch him off the list. The Cowboys still have options with Eric Winston and Winston Justice, but the longer the Cowboys wait the closer they...

The Dallas Cowboys Will Finish 2013 With Five Wins Or Less

The Dallas Cowboys have something in common with the following eight teams: St. Louis, Arizona, Carolina, Miami, Buffalo, Cleveland, Oakland, and Jacksonville. They aren’t from the same conference. They don’t all play in domes. They don’t all start a white quarterback. No, the thing that all of those teams, including the Cowboys, have in common is that for the past three seasons...

Report: Cowboys asking Doug Free to take a “substantial” pay cut

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL  Network, the Dallas Cowboys are asking offensive tackle Doug Free to take a big pay cut. #Cowboys playing hardball with Doug Free. Pay cut they’re asking for is “substantial.” Not $1-2M. Trying to draw it out, time on their side — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 7, 2013 Problems for #Cowboys: 1. Are there better options out there?...

Jason Witten happy the Cowboys drafted Gavin Escobar

Jason Witten told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he thought the Dallas Cowboys should draft a tight end and he was happy they landed Gavin Escobar. “Oh, yeah. I did,” Witten said. “I think that’s a big part of where we’re seeing our football team go. I think, more than anything else, I looked at it and said it’s showing there’s a commitment to this package and growing...

Tony Romo cutting back on offseason golf

Cowboys fans who get irritated every time Tony Romo swings a golf club are in a for less-stressful spring and summer. Romo will be playing a lot less golf during the off-season, according to a report by ESPN Dallas. Romo has passed on playing several top amateur tournaments as well as qualifying for the HP Byron Nelson Championship and the U.S. Open. He declined a chance to play...

Cowboys Likely To Keep WR Miles Austin For At Least Another Year

Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas was asked about WR Miles Austin‘s future with the Cowboys in a recent mailbag. According to Watkins, the fact that Dallas recently restructured Austin’s contract is a good indication that he’s a part of the team’s plans for at least this season. Watkins adds that the Cowboys still need him to be productive in their offense, given that there...

Cowboys sign former USC quarterback Aaron Corp

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former USC quarterback Aaron Corp. The #Cowboys announce the signing of FA QB Aaron Corp, who — believe it or not — actually was named USC’s starting QB at one point. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 7, 2013 Corp was USC’s starting quarterback at one point, but then transferred to the University...

Tony Romo playing less golf this offseason

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is typically hitting up any golf tournament he can get his hands on during the NFL offseason.  It looks like this year is a little different now that Jerry Jones is heavily invested in him after signing him to a lucrative extension. Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com listed the golf tournaments that Romo has held out from this year. Tony Romo has...

Tony Romo Playing Less Golf This Offseason, Won’t Try to Qualify for US Open

Tony Romo is known not just as perhaps the best golfer in the NFL, but maybe all other professional American sports. Beyond playing a decent schedule of tournaments over the NFL offseason, Romo regularly participates in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open several times, as well. Romo hasn’t qualified for a PGA Tour event before, but it probably wouldn’t...

Movement In Cowboys' Doug Free Situation

One of the moving pieces in the Cowboys’ right tackle equation is moving. Does it mean another piece is staying? Tyson Clabo, Dallas’ top-ranked free agent tackle and an upgrade over incumbent Doug Free, is signing with Miami, according to his agent. Meanwhile, what is Free up to? Here's the latest:

Will the Cowboys make the playoffs after a terrible draft? NFL Predictions 1.0

The Dallas Cowboys and their part time GM didn't have a great draft, how will that impact their season.  After signing Tony Romo to a huge contract, does he have enough talent to lead the Cowboys to the playoffs?  The NFC East has some solid teams and don't expect the Eagles to be a door mat again this season.   I like the Cowboys to win their home games, especially...

Potential Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader a Grandma?

When it comes to cheerleaders the first name that pops into the minds of just about everyone in the free (and heck probably the Communist world too) world thinks of first and foremost is the legendary Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Women travel from all over the country to try out for the squad; there has even been a reality show based around the tryouts (I have no idea if it...

Cowboys have leverage with Free's contract

IRVING One of the moving pieces in the Dallas Cowboys' right tackle equation is moving. Does it mean another piece is staying? Tyson Clabo, Dallas' top-ranked free agent tackle and an upgrade over incumbent Doug Free, is signing with Miami, according to his agent. That transaction removes some of the leverage the Cowboys may have had over Free, who as of a few days ago...

Cowboys Email Bag: The Draft Aftermath

So much to dive into today so let's just get to your emails: Loved your thoughtful analysis of the draft in your 4-29 post. Here is my question. Lots of folks say DL is a "need" for the Cowboys but I don't understand why. They have Ware, Ratliff, Hatcher, and Spencer as the starters. Then they have two of last years picks (Crawford and Wilber) as young talent...

The 2013 Dallas Cowboys: Seven reasons to believe in them

Believe this! Spring has sprung. The 2013 NFL Draft is history. Mini-camps, training camp and preseason loom just ahead. There are bluebonnets on the hillsides, birds singing in the trees, and the 2013 Dallas Cowboys football team is undefeated…just like everyone else. Your 2013 Dallas Cowboys are ready This is the time of hope, the time of dreaming of that magical run to a championship...
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is Miguel Cabrera this generation’s Hank Aaron?

On June 20, 2003, Miguel Cabrera struck out in his first big league at bat.  He’d get the last laugh however. In the bottom of the eleventh inning the 20-year-old rookie hit a two-run home run to help his then-Florida Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now, I bring that up only to awkwardly segue into this. Friday, the reigning American League MVP turned...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 hours ago  | 

Report: Mike Woodson doesn't want to be fired in person

This is odd, but it’s the Knicks, so it’s just right. According to ESPN.com via Stephen A. Smith, Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has no intention of meeting with Phil Jackson until he knows if he still has a job. Furthermore, reports say Woodson would prefer Jackson and the Knicks fire him via his agent or phone call. On Wednesday, the coach said he’d like a resolution on...
Via Thacover2
15 hours ago  | 

Report: Grizzlies' Calathes suspended 20 games

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug policy. Calathes, averaging 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 17 minutes per game this season, tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Grizzlies will...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
14 hours ago  | 

Pavelich to auction off 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal set

One of the “Miracle on Ice” gold medals will soon be up for auction. Mark Pavelich, who helped lead Team USA to Olympic ice hockey gold over the Soviet Union in 1980, is selling his medal through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, as reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bidding will start at $62,500, but it will likely fetch much more. This is actually the second “Miracle...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  | 

WWE upset with Nancy Grace over Warrior death coverage

HLN Video Hey, remember when The Ultimate Warrior died and Nancy Grace brought on Diamond Dallas Page to openly suggest Warrior died from steroids, brought in totally unrelated doctor who said things like “anabolic steroids are probably used by 1% of Americans,” then put together a list of wrestlers who died young to suggest Owen Hart died from drugs? Yeah, turns out WWE wasn’t...
Via With Leather
20 hours ago  | 

Heyward-Bey buys stadium lights for high school

Darrius Heyward-Bey’s journey to the NFL began at McDonogh, a private high school in Owings Mills, Md., that’s long played its football games sans stadium lights. Until now. According to the school’s website, Heyward-Bey recently purchased lights for John McDonogh Stadium, fulfilling a promise he made to Athletic Director Mickey Deegan in 2005, his senior year at the school...
Via Helmet2Helmet
16 hours ago  | 

Report: Bucs 'prepared' to draft quarterback at No. 7

The NFL Draft season is busy for analysts and reporters. Many people have feelings on what a team will do while others claim to have sources that also feel what a team will do. Nothing is ever a “for sure” bet.  But several media members go around asking questions or are given information in which they piece together like a puzzle. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is one that does that...
Via The Bay Cave
18 hours ago  | 

Raptors player jabs Knicks owner for nixing Lowry trade

James Dolan may have saved the Raptors season If you told anyone at the beginning of the NBA season that the Toronto Raptors would win the Atlantic division, you would have been called nuts. Well six months later, the Raptors secured the division and have landed home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. However, this might have never happened had New York Knicks...
Via Sports-Kings
14 hours ago  | 

Pirates acquire Ike Davis from Mets

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 hours ago  | 

Roy Hibbert: ‘I was wrong’ to call out Pacers teammates

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert says it what was wrong for him to criticize his teammates in late March. “You know, I think that I should’ve kept my frustrations to myself or just in the locker room,” Hibbert said on “ESPN First Take.” “I will admit that it wasn’t the best thing to do. I’ll learn from that, and I was wrong. There are better ways to handle that...
Via Sports-Glory
20 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.