Cowboys cheerleaders interact with U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

By Brian Hilderbrand,

Fort Worth, Texas, December 30, 2009 – Ally Traylor, a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for three years, was having the time of her life Wednesday afternoon playing “Guitar Hero” with U.S. Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan via webcam.  Judging by the reaction of the troops who were taking part in the “Guitar Hero Challenge,” which played out on a large-screen TV in the Armed Forces Insurance booth at the Armed Forces Adventure Area outside Amon G. Carter Stadium on the TCU campus, Traylor wasn’t the only one having a blast.  Traylor was one of six Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders taking part in Fort Worth for the program that was administered by Pro vs. GI Joe, a nonprofit organization that provides troops serving all around the world with an opportunity to take on professional athletes and celebrities in head-to-head video game competitions.  “We normally do it with professional athletes but today we’ve got the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders,” Greg Zinone, founder of Pro vs. GI Joe, said. “I’ve never seen troops overseas so excited. I have to thank AFI for bringing us down here because we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. This is one of our best events ever.”