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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 take two nice surprises

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
Had you told me the Cowboys would land Dez Bryant and Sean Lee with the first two picks, I would have been pleasantly surprised.

Cowboys make bold move for Bryant

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The Cowboys live for these moments. To trade up and catch a falling star such as Dez Bryant, it’s like Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled up in one.

Don't forget about Brewster in Cowboys' OL plans

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are not disappointed with Robert Brewster, one of their third-round picks from last season who spent the year on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.

FS Watkins signs one-year tender with Cowboys

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
The Cowboys announced that FS Patrick Watkins signed his one-year RFA tender offer Thursday.

A look at four books on football

Posted April 10, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk shares his thoughts on a variety of football books he recently had the chance to peruse — two from the vaults and two current tomes.

Don't assume Cowboys are peddling Barber

Posted April 08, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The lack of workhorse-type backs in the draft makes a player such as Marion Barber an intriguing target, but there are reasons why the Cowboys might not trade him.

Cowboys DE Spears signs tender

Posted April 06, 2010 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
Cowboys restricted free-agent DE Marcus Spears has signed his one-year tender, the team's Web site reported Tuesday.

Cowboys release OT Adams, S Hamlin

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released veteran OT Flozell Adams and veteran S Ken Hamlin on Friday.

Jones hints that Cowboys might favor Felix

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Owner Jerry Jones spoke to a small group of media at the NFL's spring meetings and indicated that RB Felix Jones will get every chance to start next season.

Cowboys might go free-agent route at safety

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The team appears to be moving past Ken Hamlin and would consider moving him or releasing him if they get an adequate replacement.

Five minutes with a legend: Tony Dorsett

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett talks about staying in the spotlight as a retired NFL great, being a proud Cowboys alum, his record 99-yard touchdown run and being involved with a new fantasy football game featuring the greatest ...

Cowboys tender Austin at highest level

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:36 a.m. ET
In addition to offering tenders to a number of their free agents Thursday, the Cowboys have tendered breakout WR Miles Austin at the highest level, meaning that any team that wanted to sign him to an offer sheet would have ...

NFC East team needs

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Regardless of whether RB Clinton Portis is still in Washington next season, the Redskins need new blood at running back. PFW concludes its analysis of team needs with the NFC East.

Cowboys likely to keep all three backs

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
It's looking more as if the Cowboys will keep their deep stable of running backs rather than trading one for help elsewhere.

Hall of Fame Game will feature Cowboys against Bengals

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
A pair of 2009 division champions will kick off the 2010 NFL preseason when the Cowboys play the Bengals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8, the Hall of Fame and the NFL ...

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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