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USC's David Buehler escapes Dallas Cowboys structure collapse with minor injuries

May 4, 2009 | 12:01 pm

"My initial thought was, how many people are dead in this?" Dallas Cowboys kicker David Buehler told reporters after the team's indoor practice facility -- essentially a large tent -- collapsed in a storm. "I thought I was the lucky one."

It's easy to understand why he felt that way after watching this video shot from inside the building as it came down.

Recently drafted out of USC, Buehler escaped with just a concussion and three stitches in his kicking knee. He expects to be ready for the next Cowboys minicamp in two weeks.

Nobody was killed in the collapse, but 11 people were injured and a scouting assistant was permanently paralyzed. A special teams coach fractured a cervical vertebrae and is undergoing surgery today.

-- Adam Rose

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