Dolly Parton might be 77 years old, but she can still captivate millions. Parton proved as much Thursday, as she put on a dazzling halftime performance as the Dallas Cowboys took on the Washington Commanders on Thanksgiving.
Parton took the stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington wearing a modified version of a Cowboys cheerleader outfit and immediately launched into “Jolene.”
Dolly Parton performs “Jolene” dressed in a modified Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader outfit. Her performance begins with 10 minutes on the halftime clock. pic.twitter.com/aXJMKnI63p
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) November 23, 2023
CBS commentator and former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo really seemed to enjoy Parton’s performance. Romo enjoyed it so much that Jim Nantz had to steer the conversation back to the game.
The NFL tabbed three different artists to perform at halftime during all three Thanksgiving games in 2023. Jack Harlow performed at halftime as the Green Bay Packers took on the Detroit Lions. His performance wasn’t received nearly as well as Parton’s.