IRVING, Texas -- A year ago at this time Joe DeCamillis was in Atlanta rehabbing his neck and not able to attend the NFL Scouting Combine. This year the Cowboys’ special teams coach is in Indianapolis, studying up on players for the April draft.
DeCamillis’ absence from the 2010 Combine was the result of the May 2, 2009 collapse of the Cowboys’ indoor practice facility. He suffered a fractured neck that required delicate surgery and loads of rest but he did not stay out for very long, coaching from the first organized team activity through the end of the season.
DeCamillis said he has more range of motion with his neck but pain remains.
“I think that stuff is going to be there the whole time,” DeCamillis said. “It’s something I’ve got to get used to. It’s better than it was this time last year. That’s all I’m asking for. Just keep going in the right direction hopefully.”