The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders DON'T MESS AROUND when it comes to picking their squad -- ya can't just be hot ... ya also got to shake your ass like a champ ... and the auditions were all captured on video.
Check out the clip captured by the crew of CMT's "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" -- the competition is ferocious ... but it's obvious who's got the talent ... and who sucks.
Winners go on to do awesome stuff like tropical calender shoots, be on the sidelines at games and more. Losers go home.
How 'bout dem Cowgirls!?