Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones was voted into the HOF and the ladies are scheduled to perform at the enshrinement ceremony. When Kelli and Judy tell the DCC candidates that being part of the team is much more than cheering at games, it’s about things like this.
When we last left Kelli, she was not happy about how the talk went with Holly. At first the DCC vet lied about her involvement with someone on the football team. Then she realized Kelli had the info and began to apologize, but without a lot of remorse. Holly tried to excuse her behavior, but ultimately just shut up and listened.
Kelli said she didn’t like working with someone she could no longer trust. That doesn’t bode well for Holly, right? Let’s see how it all goes down tonight on “Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team”. Preview, here.
“Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” aired its week six of training camp episode, and unlike other seasons, no one was cut. The big question today is if someone should have lost her job. Holly P, a veteran DCC as well as her group leader Jenna were spoken to by Kelli and Judy about their part in a breach of the team’s rules.
Members sign a contract that says, “Absolutely no association is allowed with any players or coaches…”, and while it’s quite broad, there is no mistaking it. Clearly, if there is an event when the football team is thrown together with the cheerleaders it doesn’t apply, but even then, fraternization, unless part of DCC duties at that event are prohibited.
Word bubbled up to Kelli and the last quarter of the episode was spent dealing with the rule-breaker and the person who allowed it go on. Jenna was chastised for her lack of leadership. Kelli expected that she’d be forceful enough to keep Holly from continuing to break the rules. If that included a threat to reveal what she knew, it should have been done, in Kelli’s opinion.
Jenna was punished by losing her opportunity to perform at the Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones received the accolades he so richly deserved. Whether or not Jenna maintains her leadership role is up in the air. Holly suffered the same punishment, but nothing else. That is the issue being debated today.
Holly lied to Kelli and Judy, but gave up quickly when she realized the ladies knew more than she thought. Then she tried to get technical about it being a breach of her contract. Maybe because she had ceased the activity, or because it wasn’t done repeatedly, but for that we’ll need to wait until someone wants to tattle on Holly.
We’ve seen Kelli look for help from Judy during office meetings, but usually it’s when Ms. Finglass is on the fence about a cheerleader candidate’s ability to make the team. This was cut and dried, and Holly admitted to her actions, yet Kelli couldn’t pull the trigger and looked for Judy to chime in, at least to back her up on how egregious a situation it was. She got nothing.
Perhaps that’s why Holly wasn’t fired that night. Fans have chosen to believe it’s because Holly is one of the best dancers on the team. We’re perplexed about why Jenna wasn’t taken down a peg for being unable to find a solution to the problem after multiple talks with Holly. Leadership is about strength and doing what’s difficult, not what’s easy. Kelli is troubled by the feeling of mistrust she has when she looks at both women.
What are your thoughts on Holly and Jenna?
“Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” airs season 12 episodes Thursday nights on CMT, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT Image credit: CMT, used with permission