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Posted May 02, 2009 - 03:02 PM

IRVING, Texas -- Four Dallas Cowboys staff members were injured Saturday when the roof of the team's indoor practice facility collapsed.

Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said all players and coaches were accounted for, and he didn't know the extent of the injuries to the four staff members, who were hospitalized.

Rescue personnel were still going through the debris to make sure everyone was accounted for, Dalrymple said.

Irving fire-rescue officials ordered all reporters and team personnel away from the immediate area.

The roof is a large air-supported canopy with aluminum frames covering a regulation 100-yard football field.

Power was out at the Valley Ranch facility.


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Posted May 02, 2009 - 03:24 PM

Oh man...I hope our rookies are okay

I heard there was 58 injuries and one of our coaches got taken out on a stretcher with an oxygen mask...

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Posted May 03, 2009 - 09:29 PM

Cowboys Staffer Paralyzed After Practice Bubble Collapses

IRVING, Texas — A Dallas Cowboys scouting assistant was permanently paralyzed from the waist down after his spine was severed during the collapse of the team's tent-like practice structure in a severe storm.

The team announced Rich Behm was in stable condition at Parkland Hospital on Sunday after surgery to stabilize a fracture to the thoracic spine.

The 33-year-old Behm was among a dozen people hurt in the accident Saturday, and was one of three Cowboys staffers who remained hospitalized.

Joe DeCamillis, 43, the team's new special teams coach, sustained a fracture of one of his cervical vertebrae without paralysis. He was in stable condition at Parkland and scheduled for surgery Monday.

Assistant athletic trainer Greg Gaither, 35, had surgery Saturday night to repair a fracture to the tibia and fibula in his right leg. He is expected to be released from the Baylor Regional Medical Center later this week.

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Posted May 03, 2009 - 11:05 PM

^i read that story earlier today, horrible, horrible news

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Posted May 04, 2009 - 08:18 AM

This sucks, and to think of all the money Jerry Jones spends on the team....


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Posted May 13, 2009 - 07:51 PM

i feel a bit bad
at first i was like HAHAHAHA
their facility went down

and then i saw the update that people got injured i was like OH dang.... hopefully no one is hurt

i dont like the cowboys at all

*walks away slowly*
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