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It s the battle of the Dallas Cowboy versus the former beauty queen from Tomball. Cowboy receiver Roy Williams is taking his former girlfriend to court over an engagement ring he sent her in the mail.

In a lawsuit filed last week, Williams said former Miss Texas USA Brooke Daniels rejected his Valentine s Day marriage proposal so he wants his $76,000 ring back.

Williams, who starred at the University of Texas, said in an affidavit that he asked Daniels to return the ring but she claimed she lost it.

Williams insurance company launched an investigation and discovered Daniels father, Michael, had the ring, according to the affidavit.

Michael Daniels, who lives in Tomball, told the Odessa American that he would return the ring to avoid the lawsuit.

I want to wash my hands of it, Daniels told the newspaper by telephone Tuesday. It s just a hassle. I ll take care of my daughter. I don t need him.

Daniels claimed Williams originally told Brooke that he didn t want the ring back because he thought she would eventually come back.

Brooke Daniels couldn t be reached for comment and Williams isn t talking.

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