Dallas Cowboys Accused Of 'Severely' Underpaying Their Cheerleaders

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are the most famous cheerleading group in the world - by far - but a recent Netflix clip went viral, revealing that the team's cheerleaders are not paid very much money by the NFL franchise.

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, who reportedly bring in more than $1 million annually for the franchise, apparently make as much as a fast food worker or substitute teacher.

Sports Illustrated is among those calling out the Cowboys for underpaying the cheerleaders.

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, meanwhile, have made it clear that they are not in it for the money. Still, it's an understandable criticism.

Jerry Jones' daughter, Charlotte - an executive for the Cowboys who helps oversee the cheerleaders - responded to the criticism on the Netflix show.

“They have a passion for dance,” she said. “There are not a lot of opportunities in the field of dance, and to get to perform at an elite level. … It is about being a part of something bigger than themselves.”