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Judge dismisses sexual assault lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, left, talks with Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, right, before an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, left, talks with Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, right, before an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

A Dallas judge has dismissed the sexual assault lawsuit filed against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

State District Judge Dale Tillery ruled Thursday that allegations made against Jones by an Oklahoma woman were barred by Texas law on statutes of limitations.

Jana Weckerly accused Jones of grabbing her genitals and forcibly kissing her in 2009. Weckerly also alleged an attorney for Jones took a memory card with photos and destroyed it.

An attorney for Jones said he was pleased with Tillery's order and reiterated that Weckerly's allegations were false. An attorney for Weckerly said neither Jones nor the Cowboys had paid any money to Weckerly as part of the lawsuit ending.