Tragedy in Dallas: Team Scout Paralyzed

The Cowboys issued a release moments ago announcing that Rich Behm, a scouting assistant, sustained a fracture to the thoracic spine that caused a severing of his spinal cord and permanent paralysis from the waist down. Behm underwent surgery Saturday night and  remains at Parkland Hospital in stable condition, according to reports.

Jerry Jones and coach Wade Phillips spent a large part of Saturday night/Sunday morning with the Behm family. More coaches and players visited the hospital today.

Jones released this statement:

“To the Behm family we extend our love, comfort, and the full support of every person and resource within the organization, Rich is a courageous member of our family and someone for whom we care deeply. We ask for all friends and fans of the Dallas Cowboys to join us in embracing him and his family with their thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.”

Very sad news for the Cowboys family.


  1. Kelly Horn

    This is so tragic. My prayers go out to Rich and his family.

  2. Rob V.

    My thoughts are with the Behm family. Very tragic thing to happen.

  3. Joe D.

    Absolutely terrible news. So sad…

  4. ~lin

    *Heavy Sighhhh* It’s sad how such a tragic thing like could happen. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. Praise GOD he is alive! I just pray he receive much strength to recover…physically but most of all…emotionally.

    Thanks TD.


  5. Paul

    We all will be praying for Rich and family

  6. Tanya

    That is horrible! Rich Behm and his family will definitely be in my prayers. At least he is alive. Thank God for that.

  7. James Edwards

    Thoughts and prayers are with his family this is so sad

    one of those things that make you appreciate things alot meore

  8. Raina

    The family will be in my prayers for sure.

  9. alfred highAlfred

    My Prayers go out to the Rich Family, and all familys of the Dallas Cowboys who were injured. God Bless