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Grandmother to try out for Cowboy's cheerleading squad

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CARROLLTON, TX (KTVT/CNN) - A Texas grandmother is on her way to proving age is nothing but a number.

Sharon Simmons is training to try out for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad.

The grandmother of two has about 10 more weeks to rehearse.

Simmons says she got close to trying out in her 20's but got busy raising her daughter.

She'll be 56 years young by the time the competition rolls around in May.

Simmons is already a national fitness competitor. She's now taking dance classes to help improve her flexibility.

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