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Injured Cowboys Coach Leaves Hospital

DeCamillis goes home after surgery to repair a fractured vertebrae.



    Injured Cowboys Coach Leaves Hospital
    Cowboys special teams coach Joe Decamillis is home recovering from injuries suffered in the Cowboys training facility collapse.

    Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis was released from Parkland Hospital Sunday night and is home with his family.

    DeCamillis was injured in the accident involving the Cowboys indoor practice facility on May 2. He underwent surgery to stabilize a fractured cervical vertebrae on Monday, May 4.

    “I want to take this opportunity to express my family’s overwhelming gratitude to every person that we have come in contact with at Parkland Hospital,” said DeCamillis. “The care, professionalism, and support that I received were way beyond outstanding. My family and I look at the outcome of my surgery as both a miracle and a blessing, and we will forever be grateful to every single Parkland employee and emergency medical representative who played a part.

    12 people were injured when the Cowboys practice facility collapsed during severe weather on May 2.

    Cowboys scouting assistant Rich Behm was the most seriously injured, suffering permanent paralysis from the waist down. Assistant athletic training Greg Gaither suffered a broken leg in the building collapse.

    “We would also like to thank everyone who expressed their support through prayers and well wishes to me, Rich (Behm), Greg (Gaither) and everyone who has been touched by this accident, and we ask that you continue to keep Rich and his family in your hearts as he begins his recovery process,” DeCamillis said in a statement released by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday.