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December 30, 2009

DeCamillis back at work

Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis said he was a "little rough around the edges," but he is back at Valley Ranch. DeCamillis returned to work Tuesday, two days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy and hernia surgery at a Virgina hospital.

Doctors found the hernia when they were taking out his appendix Sunday afternoon. He watched the Cowboys' 17-0 victory over the Redskins from his hospital bed.

"It was a feeling of oh, no, I can’t believe this," DeCamillis said Wednesday. "I don’t think that was exactly the words I used, but that was definitely the feeling I had."

DeCamillis flew home on Jerry Jones' private jet Monday. He had game film delivered Monday night returned to his office Tuesday. He will be on the practice field later today.

DeCamillis, 44, fractured four vertebra in the collapse of the team's indoor practice facility May 2. He was back on the practice field 15 days later.

"I think my family is really going to be glad when 2010 gets here, that’s for sure," DeCamillis said. "But you never know. You never know what that brings, too. Hopefully, it’ll be a little bit easier as far as the health issues."


-- Charean Williams





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