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Cowboys' facility not first to go down


Cowboys' facility not first to go down
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The company that built the collapsed Dallas Cowboys training facility also manufactured at least three other buildings that have fallen in heavy weather since 2002, according to court records.

The other tent-like facilities manufactured by Allentown, Pa.-based Summit Structures LLC or its related company, Cover-All Building Systems, were warehouse-type buildings in Philadelphia and upstate New York and an indoor arena in Oregon. All the buildings fell in conditions that included heavy snow, according to records and interviews.

The collapse of the Cowboys facility in heavy winds Saturday left 12 people injured, including a 33-year-old team staff member who is paralyzed from the waist down. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the incident.

Scouting assistant Rich Behm, whose spine was severed in the accident, remains at Parkland Hospital along with special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, who had surgery to repair vertebrae in his neck. Assistant athletic trainer Greg Gaither, who suffered a broken leg, was released yesterday from Baylor University Medical Center, the team said.

* Jets : The Jets , who are looking for a veteran tight end, worked out Michael Gaines yesterday, according to a person with knowledge of the workout. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak for the Jets or Gaines.

Gaines, a 6-4, 277-pounder who is primarily a blocker, is a sixth-year pro who has played with the Panthers, Bills and Lions. Last season, he caught 23 passes (13 for first downs) for 260 yards and a touchdown with Detroit.

Gaines, who was released after the Lions drafted tight end Brandon Pettigrew in the first round last month, is reportedly scheduled to visit the Bears today.

- Dave Hutchinson

* Bengals: Cincinnati is expected to sign former Cowboys safety Roy Williams, reuniting him with former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Williams will be in Cincinnati today to meet with the team and have a physical.

He broke his right forearm twice last season, and the Cowboys released him in March. The five-time Pro Bowl player broke his right forearm in the second game last season and missed the next three. In his first game back, he broke it again.

Zimmer was the Cowboys' defensive coordinator from 2000-06, so he's familiar with the 28-year-old Williams.



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Added: May 8, 2009

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