Blue Star Fallen
Correspondent: Frank Deford | Producers: Josh Fine, David Scott
Last May, during a routine rookie mini-camp session, the Dallas Cowboys’ indoor practice facility in Irving, Tex. collapsed, leaving special teams coach Joe DeCamillis and scouting assistant Rich Behm with severe spinal cord injuries. Was it turbulent weather that brought the facility down, or poor engineering? In this Real Sports/Sports Illustrated report, correspondent Frank Deford revisits the catastrophe, exploring the evidence and presenting the first accounts of survivors DeCamillis and Behm.