Cowboys Collapse Injures 12

by Ryan on May 3, 2009

in Sports

Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility collapsed due to high winds during a routine rookie mini-camp practice.  Usually the facility is noisy during a rainstorm since the rain hits a tent-like canopy, but no expected it to actually collapse!  Some have postulated that it was a “micro-burst” which during a normal storm can quickly push winds to over 70 mph, virtually weak-tornado strength. 

Twelve people were seriously hurt, sixty others had minor cuts and bruises, and the facility was decimated.  Luckily, no one was killed, but ten of the twelve were rushed via ambulance to nearby hospitals with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, but are serious nonetheless.  Given the chance for electrocution, this could have been much much worse!

Here’s some raw footage:

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Moogie P May 3, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Yeah — Jerry’s gonna be pissed about his new playhouse.


Chris May 3, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I read an article about that bubble and apparently, it was built at the behest of Bill Parcells. The Cowboys most of the time practiced outside prior to Parcells and if they did, they used a local HS’s practice bubble (remember HS football in Texas is a step above the rest of the country). The bubble, as compared to others, was rather “Spartan” in scope and stature.

Watching that video, however, it was good that steel staircase and landing was there.


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