NFL cheerleaders and mascots will not be allowed on the field in the 2020 season, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
Cheerleaders and mascots will not be allowed on the field during the 2020 season, according to updated NFL-NFLPA protocols sent to clubs.
Yet another way the NFL will look different in the world of COVID-19.
“Per NFL and NFLPA protocols, there will be no game day entertainment personnel on the field on game days,” says Joe Trahan, Cowboys media relations and corporate communications coordinator. “Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders will continue to have a face-to-face presence at the stadium at home games. They will perform on touchdown decks in addition to each end zone for home games at AT&T Stadium.”
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are gearing up for the upcoming football season in a “bubble,” according to webchats they release weekly. In a Cameo video a few weeks ago, Kelli Finglass, director of the DCC, said the team is working with “protocol health officers” to have a “safe and healthy boot camp.”
Even though the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders aren’t allowed to perform their pre-game routine and kickline on the field, they still have a reality show to film, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team, CMT’s 14-season show that documents the process of audition for the squad.
According to ESPN, “The Cowboys will have fans at AT&T Stadium,” but it’s unclear how many will be allowed — at least less than the 50% capacity to meet Governor Greg Abbott’s guidelines.
“The team has announced guidelines in and around the stadium for 2020, including social distancing, wearing masks, capsule seating to maintain distance between groups, no paper tickets, all food, beverage and retail sales will be cashless. , security checks for fans, and distanced tailgating,” reads the ESPN article.