DCC Alumni Spotlight – Sally Singleton
Sally Singleton is a true Texas native who claims an incredibly remarkable role in the history of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. In 1961, at the age of 16, she became one of 12 high school women who were the original CowBelles & Beaux for the Dallas Cowboys. Led under the direction of Dee Brock, Sally has nothing but fond memories when she looks back on her time with the Dallas Cowboys. In her eyes, Dee Brock was the perfect balance of sophisticated and sweet, which contributed to a very enjoyable experience for Sally and her teammates.
Everyone on the CowBelles that year were also cheerleaders at their respective high schools. They juggled a tremendously loaded schedule of high school academia, athletics, and cheering for a professional football team! Clint Murchison, the owner at the time, gave all 12 ladies a 14k gold chain bracelet with a disc charm that features a cowboy star on a heart. Sally wears it to every game.
After she finished cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, Sally started a business in Uptown that leased apartments. After 30 years of work and raising 2 children, she moved to Frisco Lakes with her Maltese rescue named Stella, where she spends her free time playing cards and bridge. Her son recently moved to Puerto Rico with his wife and 4 children, and her daughter is a lawyer who lives in Buena Park and owns a few horses.
I absolutely loved the opportunity to learn about the experiences Sally had while being on the first ever cheerleading squad for the Dallas Cowboys. When I asked her to describe to me in one sentence what being on the team meant to her, she told me, “Being on the team is so hard to put in words. It was just really, really special. The ‘status’ wasn’t there yet, but I knew this was something special”.