NFC East: Nick Eatman

Excellent column on the Valley Ranch tragedy

May, 8, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Nick Eatman, a longtime reporter for Dallascowboys.com, was covering practice last Saturday when the club's indoor facility came crashing down. Eatman was an eyewitness to what happened in those terrifying moments. And he's done a superb job of praising some folks who responded with great courage.

I've had the pleasure of getting to know the team's athletic training staff over the years, so I wasn't surprised to read about how fearless they were last Saturday. Jim Maurer and Britt Brown are recognized as two of the best athletic trainers in the league. In fact, Brown's one of a handful of guys at Valley Ranch who could hold his own with Bill Parcells. 

Assistant trainer Greg Gaither was just released from a local hospital after undergoing surgery on his broken leg. It's great that Eatman chose to write about some important men who don't receive a lot of attention. 

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