Regrouping continues in Dallas

The Cowboys are trying to regroup after the team's indoor practice facility collapsed during rookie minicamp, sending 12 people to the hospital, including special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, scouting staffer Rich Behm and trainer Greg Gaither.

DeCamillis underwent surgery on Monday to stabilize a fractured cervical vertebrae at Dallas' Parkland Hospital. He is expected to be released later this week. Behm was paralyzed from the waist down when his spine was severed during the collapse of the team's tent-like practice structure in a severe storm. He was in stable condition at Parkland Hospital after surgery to stabilize a fracture to the thoracic spine.

Gaither was discharged from Baylor University Medical Center Wednesday. Gaither underwent surgery on Saturday to repair a fracture in the tibia and fibula of his right leg.

"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 was at the Kentucky Derby at the time of the incident and was not at the three-day rookie minicamp. The camp was for rookies and a selected few first-year players.

None of the players were injured during the building collapse. Since his return Jones has spent time with the injured employees and their families, while also trying to assess what went wrong.

"As we share concern for everyone who was touched by this accident, we also extend our heartfelt and best wishes to coach Joe DeCamillis and his family as they prepare for Joe's surgery," Jones said. "We are grateful that Greg Gaither's surgery was successful, and we feel blessed that others involved were able to walk away from this accident after receiving medical attention."

A fund has been set up through Bank of America for Behm and his family. He and his wife have three children.

Outside of the injured, the Cowboys' focus has been on collapse of facility. OSHA is already investigating. And the Summitt Structures, a division of Cover-All Building Systems, which manufactured and built the facility, has come under scrutiny.

Court records show that Summitt Structures has built at least three other buildings that have fallen in heavy weather since 2002. Summitt touts that its structures can hold up in inclement weather.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families," said Summitt Structures President Nathan Strobbe in a statement. "This is obviously a very difficult time for each of them and for the Cowboys organization. I have flown to Texas along with other representatives of our company to assist in any way possible. We will be working with the Cowboys organization and local professionals and officials to fully assess this severe weather event. "We understand there is a great deal of concern and curiosity about what happened on Saturday, but rather than speculate, we are focused on being part of the effort to find answers and assist the team."

The Cowboys aren't being absolved of blame in the incident for apparently neglecting to have the roof inspected after it was repaired in 2008.

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