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During the 2014–2015 NFL season, Erica Wilkins had a banner rookie year as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Then 22, the Friendswood, Texas.

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"Yeah, it's prestigious," Wilkins, now 26, told the Post of cheering for the Cowboys. "But at the end of the day, Prestige doesn't pay my rent.

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Now, Wilkins, whose career ended in August 2017, is suing the Cowboys organization for lost wages. In the lawsuit, he claims the cheerleaders.

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Wilkins also claims he worked hours - many of them at AT&T Stadium, team owner Jerry Jones' $1.2 billion football temple - for which he was.

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She's not the only former cheerleader on a crusade for change. Earlier this month, five former Houston Texans cheerleaders sued the team.

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But this is the first time the Dallas Cowboys, beloved as "America's Team," have entered the conversation The organization's cheerleaders.

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The daughter of an electrical-engineer father and a dance-coach mother, Wilkins "wanted to be DCC since seventh or eighth grade.

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"He was surprised I was only 16 and not 18," he recalls. "He pursued me and asked me to audition at 18, but I wanted to go to college first."

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So, after graduation, Wilkins headed to Dallas to try out — and wow the judges, as seen on the CMT-Channel show "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

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"The show group is alluring because it's the group that can go on USO tours and do any performance outside of a game-day setting," Wilkins explained.