DALLAS (AP) — A 25-year-old Texas woman who sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, alleging he is her biological father, has dropped her lawsuit.
Alexandra Davis said in court documents filed Wednesday that she now wants genetic testing to verify her claim, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“Alexandra has just decided that she wants to go ahead and do parentage and DNA testing,” said Jay Gray, one of Davis’ attorneys. “She wants to dispel any doubt that Jerry is her father.”
Jones’ attorneys had asked in court papers that the suit be dismissed, but did not address the paternity claim. A representative for Jones declined to comment.
The lawsuit alleged that Jones had a relationship with Davis’ mother, Cynthia Davis, who at the time worked as a ticket agent for American Airlines in Little Rock, Arkansas. Alexandra Davis was born in 1996.
Davis and his mother reached a settlement in which Jones would support them financially as long as they did not publicly identify him as his father, according to court documents. At the time of the deal in 1998, Jones denied being the father.
Jones and his wife, Gene, married in 1963. They have three children and all have front office roles with the Cowboys. Jerry Jones is the team’s president and general manager.