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Ernie Sims

Ernie Sims - #59 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 12/23/1984
Birthplace Tallahassee, FL
College Florida State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 9th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
41 0 0

Cowboys cut LB Connor, restructure three contracts

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released LB Dan Connor and restructured three contracts on Monday to get under the salary cap.

Dallas Cowboys: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Dallas Cowboys, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Cowboys tag Spencer, release Sensabaugh

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on OLB Anthony Spencer and released S Gerald Sensabaugh on Monday.

Cowboys restructure several contracts

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Cowboys restructured the contracts of OLB DeMarcus Ware, WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, CB Brandon Carr and OL Ryan Cook, the team’s website confirmed.

Cowboys re-sign LS LaDouceur

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Cowboys re-signed LS L.P. LaDouceur to a five-year deal on Thursday.

Cowboys hire Dooley as WR coach

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Cowboys named former University of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley their new wide receivers coach.

Cowboys name Bisaccia special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
The Cowboys officially named Rich Bisaccia their new special-teams coordinator on Wednesday.

Police: Cowboys DT Ratliff's BAC twice legal limit

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Police say Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident.

Cowboys' Jones undermining Garrett with coaching hires

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is sending a clear message: He doesn't want Jason Garrett, but he doesn't want to fire him, either.

Cowboys NT Ratliff arrested for DWI

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with DWI early Tuesday after his vehicle hit an 18-wheeler, according to multiple reports.

Garrett no longer Cowboys' play-caller

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters Tuesday that Jason Garrett will no longer be the team’s offensive play-caller.

Bryant named PFW/PFWA Most Improved Player

Posted Jan. 19, 2013 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant matured on the field in 2012, resulting in his selection as the PFW/PFWA Most Improved Player.

Kiffin bringing the 4-3 'under' to Dallas

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
There will be some personnel and assignment changes on defense with the switch from Rob Ryan to Monte Kiffin as coordinator.

Report: Cowboys reach agreement with Kiffin

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have reached an agreement to hire veteran coach Monte Kiffin as their defensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. 

Cowboys fire defensive coordinator Ryan

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday evening after two seasons with Dallas.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 16, 2012
Sims sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.||||||| The Cowboys said he took a blow to the head on another play in the first quarter, and said after halftime he wouldn't return.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
Colts coach Jim Caldwell says Sims is expected to miss a couple of weeks after having an appendectomy.||||||| Sims had the appendectomy Sunday night. Sims is hoping to revive his career with the Colts by competing for the vacant starting job at weak side linebacker. That position opened up when last year's starter, Clint Session, signed with Jacksonville. Caldwell did not specify when Sims could return.
Posted Aug. 02, 2011
Indianapolis has signed Sims to a one-year deal.||||||| For the Colts, this represents a signing frenzy. On Monday night, they picked up defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson, Atlanta's first-round pick in 2007. Sims was Detroit's first-round pick in 2006. Indy has only one other unrestricted free agent on the roster, kicker Adam Vinatieri. The 6-foot, 230-pound Sims seems to fit a Colts system that prefers speed to size. He has 475 career tackles and 4.5 sacks in five seasons, the first four in Detroit.
Posted Nov. 04, 2010
Sims on Thursday called his $50,000 fine by the NFL "outrageous," and said he planned to appeal.||||||| Sims, a five-year veteran, was docked Wednesday for a hit on Tennessee wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins in the second quarter of the Eagles' 37-19 loss to the Titans on Oct. 24. According to a league statement, Sims was guilty of "unnecessarily striking a defenseless receiver in the neck and head area with his forearms."
Posted Nov. 03, 2010
Sims has been fined $50,000 for striking a defenseless receiver in the Eagles game with the Titans on Oct. 24.||||||| It's the first large fine handed out by the NFL since it sent a video to the 32 teams emphasizing what hits would bring big fines and possible suspensions. Sims is a repeat offender, having been fined twice for unnecessary roughness, on Dec. 28, 2008 and on Sept. 13, 2009, both while with the Detroit Lions.

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