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The Valley Ranch Review: Rich Behm Trust Fund, Felix Jones Gets Some Love

After receiving many requests, the Cowboys have set up a Rich Behm trust fund.

Donations will be accepted by mail at the following location:
Bank of America
c/o Shelby Kirksey
5500 Preston Road, Suite B
Dallas, Texas 75205

Checks made payable to Rich Behm Family Trust Fund

Also, those wishing to help the family can walk into any Bank of America branch and specify that they would like to make a donation in person to the Rich Behm Family Trust Fund.

An encouraging update on Joe DeCamillis. 

Given the location of the injury and the absence of paralysis, "the prognosis is excellent," said Dr. David Rothbart, a neurosurgeon and founder and medical director of Southlake-based Spine Team Texas.

Dr. Rothbart, who is not involved with DeCamillis' treatment, said the typical recovery for most operations of this type is six to eight weeks. Based on that timetable, DeCamillis could return for training camp, Dr. Rothbart said.

ESPN article about the type of indoor facilities teams use, including frame vs. air structures. The New York Times looks at more of the safety issues. Brandon Williams and DeAngelo Smith are praised for their efforts during the accident, as were the rest of the players.

Make the jump to read some straight-up football stories, including some Felix Jones praise.

The Sporting News looks at sophomores who could have a big impact this year. Felix Jones makes the list.

The Cowboys really missed Jones' home run flair, and it was part of the reason they missed the playoffs. The one positive was it allowed them to see what they had in fellow rookie Tashard Choice, who turned out to be much more than a third-down type reserve back.

With Dallas planning to go back to a formula that emphasizes defense and the running game, Jones' presence is key to its backfield. A running game featuring Marion Barber, Choice and Jones would have a similar makeup to the Giants' successful "Earth, Wind and Fire" of 2008.

Don Banks over at writes on the same subject, listing El Gato at #5 and Mike Jenkins at #6.

6. Mike Jenkins, CB, Dallas
With Anthony Henry and Pacman Jones no longer around, Jenkins will, at worst, compete with fellow second-year man Orlando Scandrick for a starting corner job opposite Terence Newman. Jenkins had a decent, but low-impact rookie season, starting three games and making one interception, which he returned for a touchdown against the Giants. Jenkins missed two games with a hamstring injury, but the Cowboys' second 2008 first-round pick finished the season strong and wound up with 22 tackles and six passes defensed.

Stephen Hodge is already receiving praise for his work at the abbreviated rookie mini-camp.

"The thing that sticks out with Hodge is he has excellent ball skills, and he has great space instincts," LB coach Reggie Herring said. "He has a great feel for coverage - when to speed up, when to slow down, when to break on the ball, when not to break on the ball. He has a great feel for routes and things for that nature. He's instinctive in coverage."


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