A severe storm this weekend caused the Dallas Cowboys' practice structure to collapse, paralyzing a scouting assistant and fracturing the back of Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis. Texans coach Gary Kubiak knows DeCamillis because he played for his father-in-law, Dan Reeves, in Denver. Kubiak had this to say on Monday about the tragic event:
"I happen to know Joe DeCamillis very well because I played for Dan for many years and Joe coached there at the end of my career. I know he is undergoing a very tough surgery today. I've had a few conversations with some people who are keeping me up-to-date with what is going on, but all our prayers are with them."
While the Texans are sending their prayers to Dallas, they also are making sure the Methodist Trainin Center (the "Bubble") won't suffer a similar fate during high winds. Texans' brass explained to the Houston Chronicle that their structure is very different from the facility in Dallas, but they still will re-visit their safety policies.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys never had city officials inspect the work done on their facility, which is required by the city's building code.