IRVING, Texas -- A series of text messages after the Dallas Cowboys practice facility collapsed reveal concerns about the structure's quality and suggest the team "pushes" things through.
Using the state's open records law, The Dallas Morning News obtained the BlackBerry-to-BlackBerry messages Irving officials sent each other.
The Cowboys tent like practice facility collapsed on May 2, paralyzing scouting assistant Rich Behm and injuring 11 others.
In one message, Irving City Manager Tommy Gonzalez indicated the facility "probably never was structurally sound enough" to sustain itself against straight-line winds.
Another message from Gonzalez referenced how the "big D org pushes things thru."
Neither Cowboys owner Jerry Jones nor a team spokesman would comment to the newspaper.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.