Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ordered to take paternity test

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones must take a paternity test to determine whether or not he’s the biological father of a 27-year-old woman.

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A judge in Dallas County upheld the decision after a Feb. 19 hearing, however, documents revealing the decision weren’t uncovered until Wednesday by the Dallas Morning News.

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Alexandra Davis sued Jones in 2022 claiming that the sports team owner was her dad.

Davis’ attorney, Kris Hayes, called the ruling a “huge victory” and said “Alex is in a position where she really no longer has to hide her truth or live under the thumb of fear and maybe she’s going to finally get some peace and we hope other families will have that same benefit from the judge following the law.”

Davis alleges that she was conceived as the result of a relationship between Jones and her mother, Cynthia Davis, in the mid-1990s.

According to court documents, Jones and Cynthia Davis reached a settlement in which he agreed to support them financially as long as they didn’t publicly identify him as Alexandra’s father.

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The suit filed by Alexandra on March 3, 2022, sought to have a court declare that she wasn’t bound by that agreement. She later dropped that suit and pursued a way to legally prove Jones was her father through testing.

A ruling by another judge previously compelled Jones to be subject to a genetic test, but Jones’ lawyers appealed. The Feb. 19 ruling is the result of that appeal.

During that hearing, a trio of attorneys representing the Cowboys owner argued that a man who was married to Cynthia when Alexandra was born was her presumed father.

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Davis’ attorneys produced court documents from Arkansas stating in “plain and apparent words” that the man who was married to Cynthia at the time wasn’t her father. Cynthia and that man have since separated.

Hayes argued that because Alexandra Davis doesn’t have a presumed father, Jones must either admit paternity or agree to a test.

Jones and Davis are also involved in another legal matter in a U.S. district court. Davis sued him for defamation back in March 2023. That suit was both dismissed and refiled last fall.

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