25-year-old woman sues Jerry Jones, alleging that he is her father

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A man who lives by the motto that there’s no such thing a bad publicity has some more bad publicity.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who largely has managed to avoid widespread scrutiny for a cheerleader voyeurism scandal that resulted in the team finding that no wrongdoing occurred but paying out a $2.4 million settlement, has been sued. The plaintiff, via the Dallas Morning News, is a 25-year-old woman who contends that Jones is her biological father.

The lawsuit was filed six days ago in Dallas County, Texas. Alexandra Davis contends that Jones and her mother had a relationship in the mid-1990s, resulting in her conception. She also claims that Jones and Cynthia Davis reached a settlement that required Jones to financially support the mother and child, in exchange for a promise to not publicly identify Jones as her father.

Alexandra Davis seeks a finding that she’s not legally bound by the agreement, if she were to attempt to prove that Jones is her father. She also wants a declaration from the court that the settlement agreement should be unenforceable under Texas law.

All parties declined comment to the Dallas Morning News.

Alexandra Davis, 25, was born on December 16, 1996. Per the report, genetic testing determined that the husband of Cynthia Davis was not Alexandra’s father.

The situation occurred while Jones owned the Cowboys, but the allegations suggest no violation of league rules or policies. If anything, it becomes a delicate personal matter for Jones, who has been married since 1963.

106 responses to “25-year-old woman sues Jerry Jones, alleging that he is her father

  1. 2.4 million is the going rate for nothing occuring in dallas, so line up the litigations

  2. Okay, she has been a legal adult since she was 18, now 25 and making claims. I’m not a Jerry fan at all, but I call BS and this is a money grab…

  3. We should let the Cowboys conduct the investigation and see what they find out.

  4. Hey Mike. Serious question for you. Assuming for the moment that Jerry is her father, what does she get if she wins this lawsuit. Some claim on his estate? I assume he could write her out of his will like he could anyone else. Or does Texas have some weird inheritance laws? Presumably he paid at least, if not more, than legally required child support based on his settlement with her mother. Is she claiming monetary damages? Or does she only want to be able to say Jerry is her father to embarrass him? Like that is even possible.

  5. Not sure about the law in Texas but in many states, biological paternity doesn’t matter. As a matter of law the husband of a married woman is declared to be the father of any children born during the marriage. There are plenty of guys who have been required to pay child support for children a DNA test established weren’t theirs.

  6. Thanks Pops for stepping up and taking care of me and my mom. I’m 25 and now I want to write a book about what a bad dad you were – or at least threaten it till you crack off a bonus mil. Deuces

  7. Da, Da, I want my cut of the family fortune!!! People cannot hide stuff these days with all these people sending in their DNA to find out where they came from.

  8. Why would you deny paternity?

    It’s not for your wife and other kids.

    Kids need love.

  9. Maybe his new daughter can take over the day to day operations of the team. She couldn’t do any worse.

  10. Jerry Springer Jones, everything’s bigger in Texas, even paternity tests!

  11. So what if he is her father? If he paid according to the agreement he owes her nothing

    And if she has broken the agreement, she, not her mother, should be made to pay back all money received with interest.

  12. Sounds like once she finished college, no more dependent and more importantly, no more money!

  13. I am confused as to this suit. If all she is trying to prove paternity, then why try to force someone to acknowledge they are your parent when they have denied it throughout your existence. If Jerry is proven to be her father, does she think she would be entitled to something? The fact is, she is entitled to nothing. So, again, what is the reason behind this? A waste of time for everyone.

  14. Not sure about the legal validity of her claims, but it sure does provide additional context as to the “boys will be boys” atmosphere around Cowboys’ management.

  15. I used to wonder if Jason Garrett remained the Cowboys coach for so long because he had dirt on Jerry Jones.

  16. So what? Even of Jerry was creepin on his wife and had a child. Why bring that up at age 25??
    Someone is clearly looking for a payday. That is business between Jerry Jones and his wife. Nothing to do with the NFL

  17. While they’re at it, test them both to see if mom is actually her biological mother. Wouldn’t that be a hoot to find out that not only is dad not really dad, but mom also isn’t really mom.

  18. If she signed a agreement she shouldn’t be talking about it. She should have to repay the money now.

  19. So, let’s look at this from another angle-

    The womans mother took the cash and signed a confidentiality agreement applying to both her and her daughter for $375K.

    She going to return the $375K plus interest?

  20. I don’t care how much money he gives, guys who create children only to ghost on those same children are scumbags on the ultimate level.

  21. Never make agreement in America even if backed by a court. Someone can just say they don’t like it and sue.

  22. Jerry’s screwed on this one. That girl isn’t going to want $10 million she wants a future piece of the Cowboys, even if it’s 1%. She’s going for generational wealth.

  23. I don’t understand what she is seeking. As an adult, what right does she have to any of Jones’ money. He is under no obligation to financially support any child in or out of wedlock once they become an adult.

    It’s terrible optics for Jones but he does not owe her a dime at this point.

  24. The NFL should capitalize on this on have a “you are (or are not) the father” episodes on NFL Network. They try to make money off everything else…

  25. If false, throw her in jail. If true, she makes a perfect representative of her generation. Find the easiest way to make money (in this case extortion) so she can sit at home the rest of her life.

  26. If Terry Bradshaw’s family is deemed interesting enough for a reality show, why aren’t the children and side women of the Dallas Cowboys on reality tv yet ? This stuff writes itself

  27. What, exactly, is she suing him for? Assume it is true that he is the real father and that he and the mom had a financial arrangement and that he paid whatever amount he agreed to pay. How is he now liable for……anything?

  28. If you read the AP Article on this Jerry has supported the mother all these years and now the daughter wants recognition and acknowledgment that she is his daughter.

  29. I don’t get why an adult would try to sue another for money that they think they are owed in this situation? Why is this even allowed. Jerry earned his own money, you go earn yours. Nobody givin you nuthin, you grifter!!!!!

  30. If it’s all true, I understand that would be a horrible thing to deal with. That your father was one of the most recognizable and wealthy people in America and he doesn’t even acknowledge you exist. That said, I don’t understand where the claim is. Maybe Jerry didn’t meet the terms of the agreement that was in place, but outside of that, I don’t believe adult children have any claim to a parent’s money.

  31. Snyder woke up this morning and said “ Great!!!, the news isn’t about me or my team today!!!”

  32. I read this over and over again and I don’t understand her grievance! She’s getting money through age 28 just because she’s his love child! She’s suing to let it be known that he’s her dad? Would that get her more money? I don’t get it!

  33. So, Jerry fathered a daughter that he didn’t want anyone to know about. He paid the woman off, but kept supporting the family. He set up trust funds for both of them. Now, at 25, is she feeling a sense of abandonment or entitlement? If it’s abandonment, this could have been handled privately. Did she try to contact Jones? Did she file the lawsuit first? She’s an adult and parents can “cut the cord” at 18, if they choose.

  34. For the record, my favorite NFL team is whoever plays the Cowboys in any given week because of JJ’s antics and skeezy behavior over decades.

    But presuming the allegations are true and presuming that Jones abided by the terms of the alleged settlement agreement with the mother to provide for his daughter (until she reached 18 years of age? possibly completed college?), what other monetary considerations or windfalls could be gained by filling a lawsuit?

    No parent is legally obligated to bring her/his child into the family business.

    No parent is legally mandated to provide for her/his adult child in her/his will.

    Key word: legally. Ethically and/or morally and/or demonstrating decency towards your own direct blood line descendent, different discussion.

  35. She is an adult already, and he allegedly already took care of her financially until she was an adult. Even if this is true, would she be due financial compensation?

  36. So a signed confidentiality agreement just gets ignored? He paid millions for silence and it was agreed upon. If she wants to break it, return the money.

  37. If you cant afford a lawyer,one will be appointed for you. Try going with one of those guys, see whatcha get! Has Racehorse Haines retired?

  38. This woman will get her money.
    The only legal point here is who is the true father,Jerry the owner or Jerry the GM? Big difference in payout here…

  39. There’s really no reason to call BS or believe her, there’s a VERY easy way to determine if she’s lying or not…unless Jerrah pays to not have to get that done…oh wait, that still gives us the answer

  40. “Stand by yer mannnn!” And she will…money talks! “Oh boys will be boys, you know… nothing to see here…Pay the woman, Jerry.” – Mrs. Jones

  41. Since this will be easy to prove or disprove via a DNA test, and Ms. Davis could be counter-sued if she’s lying, I believe her. And I also believe that the courts will rule that she is not bound by the agreement her mother entered into. A couple million ought to make this go away. The missus might not be so easily mollified.

  42. The mother made a deal with Jerry Jones, the daughter did not. She can seek compensation, but as a 25 year old adult she is not owed anything from Jerry Jones.

  43. So, Jerry fathered a daughter that he didn’t want anyone to know about. He paid the woman off, but kept supporting the family. He set up trust funds for both of them. Now, at 25, is she feeling a sense of abandonment or entitlement? If it’s abandonment, this could have been handled privately. Did she try to contact Jones? Did she file the lawsuit first? She’s an adult and parents can “cut the cord” at 18, if they choose.
    ============

    Extremely simple;

    The Cowboys are worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,000,000,000.. Their annual revenue alone will soon top $1 billion.

    The young woman wants a bigger slice of the pie. I would bet she’s going to get it.

  44. aaronrodgers618 says:
    March 10, 2022 at 8:38 am
    So a signed confidentiality agreement just gets ignored? He paid millions for silence and it was agreed upon. If she wants to break it, return the money.

    ——-

    The agreement was with the mom…..not the daughter

  45. sbc2556 says:
    March 10, 2022 at 7:52 am
    I read this over and over again and I don’t understand her grievance! She’s getting money through age 28 just because she’s his love child! She’s suing to let it be known that he’s her dad? Would that get her more money? I don’t get it!

    ———-

    Perhaps she merely wants to publicly embarrass Jones…

  46. The usual suspects will defend ANY behavior by wealthy oligarchs. It’s almost comical.

  47. Go-F-Yourself says:
    March 9, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    If she signed a agreement she shouldn’t be talking about it. She should have to repay the money now.

    ———-

    She didn’t sign the agreement. Her mom did. The daughter has no obligation of confidentiality

  48. This should suprise no one. However, Jerry has no issues paying and overpaying, and there’s no way he would not pay this girl if he was her dad.

    He’s paying zeke to be his running back, after all.

  49. This is not a hard thing to prove. The article states that Davis did a DNA test that proves her mother’s husband is not her biological father.
    If Davis’ DNA is uploaded on Ancestry, she’ll get a list of people who match segments of DNA with her. She can then assemble those matches into groups that share with each other, and identify the common ancestor couple for each match group.
    The matches with common ancestors that lead to families in her mother’s family tree can be eliminated. The remainder comes from Davis’ biological father.
    If those remaining matches’ common ancestors lead to family lines in Jerry Jones’ own ancestry, then she has proof that Jones- or a full brother of his- is Davis’ biological father.
    Note: There is no need for Jerry Jones to take a DNA test. Thousands of his relatives have already done so.

  50. Maybe Jerry will embrace his daughter (if proven to be) and finally welcome her into the family. Give her a seat next to his son Stephen on Sundays and they can all be together.

  51. If he paid a substantial amount to support the child she won’t be getting anything. Fathers have a duty to support but not to publicly disclose, at least not a legal duty.

  52. And the bigger question: Does the newly discovered daughter get a seat at the draft table with the rest of the family on draft day? Does she get a vote?

  53. Go-F-Yourself says:
    March 9, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    If she signed a agreement she shouldn’t be talking about it. She should have to repay the money now.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    She was a baby. She didn’t sign anything. It was her Mother.

  54. If his wife doesn’t divorce him, then she’s as bad as he is. Pretty scummy family, if you ask me.

  55. So much Fun watching Jerry make a fool of himself, he’s always good for a laugh.

  56. Toxic male patriarchy is certainly alive and well. Too bad the comments section of PFT is so rife with that evidence.

  57. Quite possibly, she wants to become the next GM in Dallas. She couldn’t do any worse.

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