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Country icon Dolly Parton, 77, thrills crowds in Dallas as she dresses as Cowboys CHEERLEADING to perform at the Washington-Dallas Thanksgiving halftime show.

Country icon Dolly Parton, 77, thrills crowds in Dallas as she dresses as Cowboys CHEERLEADING to perform at the Washington-Dallas Thanksgiving halftime show.

Written by Alistair Talbot for Dailymail.Com

23:04 23 November 2023, updated 00:54 24 November 2023

Country icon Dolly Parton showed off her age in her daring cheerleading outfit, wowing the crowd at the halftime show of the Commanders-Cowboys game in Dallas on Thanksgiving.

The 77-year-old took center stage in a blue-and-white mini jersey and shorts at AT&T Stadium as the Cowboys took a 20-10 lead against Washington on Thursday.

Parton sang two of her biggest hits, “Jolene” and “9 to 5,” and also performed “We Are the Champions / We Will Rock You,” in front of a sold-out crowd in Texas.

Fans were blown away by her brief live performance, with Undisputed’s Skip Bayless being among the first on X (formerly Twitter) to pay tribute to Parton.

“How about that Dolly Parton,” the sports analyst posted. “Talk about dressing for the occasion.” Now that’s pretty impressive.

Parton sang a few of her classic songs, including “Jolene” and “9 to 5,” much to the surprise of NFL fans.
Parton performed to a group of Cowboys fans to a sold-out crowd
Barton was in the lead as the Cowboys & Commanders regrouped in the first half
Before her halftime show, Parton donned red and black to appear in an advertisement for the Salvation Army

Another added, as the US election approached: “Joe Biden is 81, Donald Trump is 77. If we have to elect an old person, let it be Dolly Parton.”

Meanwhile, another fan described her as a “queen” and one described her as a “national treasure” as the performance impressed the majority of fans.

At the CBS booth, broadcaster Tony Romo couldn’t hide his excitement discussing Barton’s Thanksgiving halftime performance.

After watching the 77-year-old wow in her cheerleading uniform, Romo and Jim Nantz discussed the show in the booth — and the former made his feelings quite clear.

“She was wearing…a cowboy cheerleading uniform,” he began as he addressed Nantz in the booth. ‘You saw that coming, didn’t you?

I said, “I think she’s going to go in a little cheerleading outfit tonight,” and I said, “Great, very good.”

Jim Nantz (left) looked awkward in the booth as Tony Romo waxed lyrical about Parton’s show
Parton spreads her arms wide as she takes in her surroundings at AT&T Stadium in Dallas
Despite being 77 years old, Parton danced around the stage in front of Dallas Cowboys fans
She belted out her hits, including 9-5 and Jolene, in a halftime performance for the ages

Nantz then tried to change the conversation by asking: “What do you think we’ll see in the second half?”, but Romo wasn’t ready to move on yet, adding: “I mean, it looks amazing, doesn’t it?” It’s a great. Who doesn’t love Dolly Parton?

Parton’s live performance was a far cry from Jack Harlow’s, as the majority of fans in the Green Bay Packers’ upset win over the rival, Detroit Lions, were unimpressed by the rapper’s halftime appearance.

To complete America’s annual fall holiday, DJ Steve Aoki will perform during halftime of the late-night game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

The rivalry between the Chiefs and the Cowboys has been a popular theme at Thanksgiving, having been played out 10 times in the past.

Dallas won eight of those games.

The last Turkey Day matchup between the two NFC teams was a 41-16 win over Washington in 2020.

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