Jerry Jones must take paternity test in legal dispute with woman, 27

Jerry Jones must take paternity test in legal dispute with woman, 27

Jerry Jones will be required to take a paternity test after a judge upheld a decision in his legal dispute with 27-year-old Alexandra Davis, who alleged the Dallas Cowboys owner is her father.

Dallas County judge Sandra Jackson upheld a court decision after Jones appealed.

Davis claimed Jones was her father in a 2022 lawsuit that alleges that Alexandra was conceived during the mid-1990s during a relationship between Jones and her mother, Cynthia Davis.

Alexandra Davis alleged in a separate lawsuit she was conceived from a relationship Jerry Jones had with her mother in the mid-1990s.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaks during a news conference with Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson prior to an NFL football game between the Cowboys and the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. AP

Cynthia, who was married at the time of the relationship, had reached a settlement with Jones in 1998 in which he agreed to fully support them financially as long as he wasn’t identified as Alexandra’s father.

Alexandra doesn’t believe she is bound by this agreement between Jones and her mother, setting the stage for this new lawsuit, where she is pursuing a way to legally prove that Jones is, in fact, her father.

Her lawyer, Kris Hayes, called the judge’s ruling to force Jones to submit to paternity testing a “huge victory.”

“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,” Hayes said in a statement.

During the hearing, Jones’ lawyers argued that Cynthia’s husband, at the time of the alleged relationship, is legally presumed to be the father.

Charlotte Jones Anderson, Jerry Jones and Eugenia Jones attend the 13th Annual NFL Honors at Resorts World Theatre on February 08, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. FilmMagic
Alexandra Davis (right) had reportedly appeared in the last season of ‘Big Rich Texas’ with her mother, Cynthia Davis Spencer. Davis Spencer had allegedly received $375,000 through a trust fund in 1995 if she and her daughter agreed to stay quite about their relationship with Jones. Style Network

It would appear that the argument was rebuffed in court. Jones, who has been married to his wife Eugenia Jones since 1963, now will have to wait on pins and needles for a Maury Povich Show-style announcement of whether he is or is not the father.

Jones was born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1945 and has risen to power since purchasing the Cowboys in 1989.

He has three children with his wife — Stephen, who is the COO of the Cowboys and director of player personnel, Charlotte, who is the team’s executive vice president and chief brand officer, and Jerry Jones Jr., who is the team’s chief sales and marketing officer.