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'The Herd': Why Jerry Jones is proclaiming his fanhood for monkeys

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 04: Owner of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones watches from the sidelines during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 04: Owner of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones watches from the sidelines during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones proclaimed his love for wildlife in defense of wide receiver Dez Bryant's "new best friend," a monkey named Dallas Bryant.

"I am a monkey fan," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. Jones went on to discuss how his father was in the animal business for years.

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Bryant, who caught the attention of PETA last week, came under question as to how he possessed the illegal pet monkey.

Colin Cowherd talked about the story in the video above on Wednesday's edition of 'The Herd'.