Like amateur football players, cheerleaders must also go through a selection process every year to make a NFL cheerleading team. They go through multiple stages of try-outs while being watched and scrutinized by a panel of judges. In the case of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC), the NFL’s most prestigious cheerleading squad, tryouts are a four-month long process beginning in April and ending in August. Thousands of young women try-out, but only 36 end up making the squad as they survive the intense process that features a U.S. Army style boot camp. Along with the sweat, comes the tears and the drama, and it is all made public to see on CMT’s (Country Music Television) televised series, Making the Team.