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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

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Vikings-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Here's a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Cowboys game:

Vikings-Cowboys matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
Here's a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Cowboys-Vikings game.

Spencer: Cowboys not far away defensively

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
The Cowboys' defense was playing at an exceptionally high level late last season prior to the playoff loss to the Vikings, and OLB Anthony Spencer told PFW he thinks the team can follow a similar path this time around.

Cowboys elevate Holly to 53-man roster

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Cowboys signed WR Jesse Holly from their practice squad on Friday and released OT Robert Brewster.

Vikings-Cowboys matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Here's a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Cowboys-Vikings game.

Cowboys sign OT Parnell

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Cowboys signed OT Jermey Parnell from the Saints' practice squad on Thursday.

They said it: Vikings edition

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 9:51 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of things heard this week by Vikings and Cowboys players and coaches.

Favre would consider sitting to rest elbow

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre said Wednesday he would consider resting his sore elbow and sitting out games.

Vikings' 60-second rant: Loser goes home Sunday

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
Sobering news for the loser of Cowboys-Vikings: Since the NFL expanded the playoffs to 12 teams in 1990, there have been only five clubs that have started 1-4 and made the postseason.

America loves 'America's Team'

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
A new poll reports that for the fourth year in a row, the Cowboys have been voted as the most popular NFL team.

Cowboys' problems run deeper than simple mistakes

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
It would be easy to write off the Cowboys' 1-3 start as a result of a lack of discipline, but Dallas also is suffering through some poor play by players who were thought to be key pieces.

Jones wrestles away lead in Cowboys backfield

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
In quite possibly the league's most erratic backfield situation, Felix Jones has regained the lead for carries in Dallas.

Titans continue NFC dominance in 34-27 win vs. Cowboys

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 8:31 p.m. ET
A pair of costly Cowboys mistakes led the Titans to a 34-27 win in Dallas.

Cowboys' Buehler still must improve kickoffs

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 10:29 p.m. ET
Although he led the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs last season, Cowboys PK David Buehler is struggling this year, according to NFC East Whispers.

Cowboys' run defense comes into focus

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
The Cowboys spent the bye week working on consistent tackling and maintaining gap responsibility, which was a problem on what amounted to three big runs in the last game.

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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