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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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NFC East Spin cycle: What's wrong with Eli?

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
It wasn’t the division’s finest hour in Week Nine, with all three teams losing prior to the Eagles’ Monday-night game against the Saints.

Falcons hang on to beat Cowboys, stay undefeated

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Julio Jones 129 receiving yards and the Falcons beat the Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.

Report: League voided Saints' contract with Payton

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The NFL voided the contract extension Saints head coach Sean Payton received in September 2011, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Cowboys' Carter asked to step up inside

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
ILB Bruce Carter has come a long way in the past year and a half, and the Cowboys need him most right now.

Not a record, but THE record

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, Emmitt Smith established the all-time rushing mark but the record is not revered as it once was.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giant win puts champs in control

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Giants stand alone atop the division ahead of the Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles, all of whom lost in Week Eight.

Change, desperation in air for three teams

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles, Jets and Chargers might have reached the point of no return; examining the Cowboys' losing culture; and more from Week Eight.

Giants blow lead but hang on for win over Cowboys

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Eli Manning and the Giants remained undefeated at Cowboys Stadium with a 29-24 win Sunday after blowing a 23-point lead.

Cowboys extend Church's contract

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
The Cowboys gave S Barry Church a four-year contract extension on Friday, keeping him in Dallas through 2016.

NFL Links: Luck more impressive than RG3?

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Andrew Luck is still better than RG3, Wade Phillips has the Texans' pass rush humming and Chiefs fans are feeling neglected.

Scout's Notebook: Cowboys ORT Doug Free

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Cowboys ORT Doug Free.

Key matchup: Giants run game vs. Cowboys defense

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Giants RB Andre Brown could play a bigger role with Ahmad Bradhsaw banged up, but the Cowboys suffer a big loss with LB Sean Lee out.

Cowboys ILB Lee has season-ending toe injury

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Cowboys ILB Sean Lee will undergo season-ending surgery on his right big toe. 

Report: Cowboys agree to terms with S Peprah

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Cowboys agreed to terms on a deal with former Packers S Charlie Peprah, according to ESPN Dallas.

Mother of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones dies at 90

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Arminta Jones, the mother of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, has died. She was 90.

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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