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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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41 0 0

Could Roy Williams break through for Cowboys?

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
If history is any indication, we should not get too excited about WR Roy Williams' breakout game in Week Three.

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Dallas backfield tilting toward Barber

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
So much for Felix Jones finally getting his time to shine in the Cowboys' backfield. Through three games, Marion Barber is still the team's lead dog.

Report: Kosier to miss four weeks

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
OLG Kyle Kosier re-injured his right knee in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' Week Three win over the Texans and could miss up to four weeks, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Cowboys top Texans 27-13, earn first win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Roy Williams, Marion Barber ran for another score and the Dallas Cowboys got their first win by beating the Houston Texans 27-13 on Sunday.

Cowboys release FB Anderson, promote TE Chandler

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have released FB Deon Anderson. The fourth-year player had been with Dallas his entire career, compiling 70 total yards and one touchdown in 39 games.

A 'star' is born

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Emmitt Smith's Hall of Fame career first took shape 20 years ago in a pair of contests against the rival Washington Redskins.

Cowboys say they remain committed to run

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has been at the controls of an offense that has called 100 pass plays and only 42 runs.

Cowboys TE Witten, CB Jenkins feel fine

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
TE Jason Witten said he is feeling fine and has no headaches after hitting his head on the turf in Sunday's loss to the Bears. CB Mike Jenkins had an MRI on his right knee and said he feels ...

Eventually, Cowboys must run it effectively

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Cowboys fell to 0-2 with a series of offensive mistakes on Sunday, ones that must be corrected before the team's Week Three game at Houston.

Cowboys activate two O-linemen

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
ORT Marc Colombo and OLG Kyle Kosier are both active Sunday after Dallas had some pass-protection issues in Week One.

Cowboys' Bryant learning on the job

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
A high ankle sprain has significantly delayed the learning curve for Dallas rookie WR Dez Bryant, according to NFC East Whispers, meaning he'll need more time to produce at the level of his talent.

Cowboys' Free faces crucial tests

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
The focus of attention in Dallas could turn predominantly toward OLT Doug Free, who faces two major tests in the next two games.

Colombo, Kosier back at practice, could play Sunday

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys welcomed back two offensive linemen who have been missing since training camp on Wednesday as ORT Marc Colombo and OLG Kyle Kosier practiced for the first time in a month.

A closer handicapping look at 'America's Team'

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
With the Cowboys attracting considerable interest in Las Vegas as a potential Super Bowl team, we take a close look at how the team has fared with handicappers over the years, especially during the Tony Romo era.

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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