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Paralyzed Cowboys staffer Behm looking forward to return to work

DALLAS -- Cowboys coach Wade Phillips says scouting assistant Rich Behm is looking forward to returning to work.

Behm was one of three Cowboys staff members seriously injured earlier this month when the cover of the team's indoor practice facility collapsed in a severe storm. Behm was paralyzed from the waist down, and 10 other people were injured.

Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, presented Behm's wife, Michelle, with a $40,000 check at the premiere of his reality TV show "Fourth and Long" at a Dallas-area nightclub Thursday night. Players, coaches and fans attended the event.

Michelle Behm told attendees she believed her husband would walk again.

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