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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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Cowboys' offense fails to finish drives at Washington

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Cowboys had a healthy 380 yards of offense but scored only seven points in a loss to the Redskins.

Cowboys make statement with Austin contract

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
The Cowboys and WR Miles Austin agreed to a six-year extension that will pay Austin as one of the top receivers in the game, a move that carries some risk.

Report: Cowboys, WR Austin agree to extension

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Miles Austin and the Cowboys have agreed on a six-year deal worth $57 million, according to ESPN. The deal would make Austin one of the higher-paid receivers in the league.

Study calls Cowboys most popular team

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
In a study released Thursday by Nielsen, the Cowboys ranked as the most popular team in the league.

Report: Cowboys starting ORT Colombo will miss season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 10:19 a.m. ET
ESPNDallas.com is reporting that Cowboys starting ORT Marc Colombo will not practice Thursday and will miss the Cowboys' season opener Sunday night against the Redskins.

Shanahan: Haynesworth will be Redskin this week

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan did not deny trade talks involving DT Albert Haynesworth but did say that the embattled player would remain with the team at least through this week.

Reports: Cowboys' Colombo, Kosier not practicing

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Cowboys ORT Marc Colombo missed practice on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, and could miss Sunday's game as he battles back from right knee surgery.

Ravens claim ex-Cowboys CB McCann

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, the Ravens claimed CB Bryan McCann off waivers from the Cowboys, citing McCann's agent as the source.

Dolphins acquire OT McQuistan from Cowboys

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Looking for a dependable backup for one of the best tackle combinations in the league, the Dolphins traded for OT Pat McQuistan.

Report: Chargers trade for WR Crayton

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Needing a fill-in for Vincent Jackson, the Chargers reportedly have dealt a seventh-round draft choice to Dallas for disgruntled WR Patrick Crayton.

Cowboys WR Bryant will not play Thursday

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Despite an emphatic tweet that he would be "back in action," Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will not play in the team's preseason finale Thursday night.

WR Williams sits out Dallas practice

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Roy Williams sat out of practice Tuesday with a hip flexor and strained lower back, but the injuries are not considered to be serious.

Four Cowboys starters cleared to practice

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips announced Tuesday that four of his starters would return to practice from injury, with a fifth to return next week.

Cowboys release WR Hudgins, TE Sicko

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released WR Terrell Hudgins and TE Scott Sicko on Monday.

Bryant: 'I'm going to be ready for Washington'

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Rookie WR Dez Bryant (ankle) guarantees he will be ready for the Cowboys' season opener against the Redskins.

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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