7 people injured and 1 critically as Dallas Cowboys Practice Bubble roof collapses during rookie mini camp at the training facility in Irving, TX. As many as 70 to 80 people were reported to have been inside including rookie players, Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis and reporters.
Update I: 12 injured in Dallas Cowboys dome collapse at practice field.
The roof came down in 64 mph winds, just short of tornado strength, during a severe thunderstorm.
Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis was among 12 people injured when winds just shy of tornado strength ripped through the roof of the team’s indoor practice facility during a rookie minicamp Saturday.
The storm hit while 27 players were going through workouts. There were about 70 people in the facility, counting coaches, other team personnel and media, officials said.
Ten of the injured were taken by emergency vehicles. Two others went to hospitals on their own.
Update II: All Players and Staff Accounted for in Cowboys’ Practice Facility Collapse
33 year old Rich Behm, a scouting assistant with the Dallas Cowboys suffered a spinal cord injury during the collapse of the team’s practice canopy during a heavy thunderstorm. He remains permanently paralyzed from the waist down.
Behm’s spinal cord was severed by a fractured vertebrae, paralyzing him from the waist down, the team said in a written statement.
“To the Behm family, we extend our love, comfort and the full support of every person and resource within the organization,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.
“Rich is a courageous member of our family and someone for whom we care deeply. We ask for all friends and fans of the Dallas Cowboys to join us in embracing him and his family with their thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time,” Jones said.