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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: Cruz-Manning again the difference

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
With the Eagles on bye, the Giants fended off the Redskins in a barn burner and the Cowboys stayed alive with a win at Carolina.

Bailey kicks Cowboys past Panthers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey made a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 3:25 remaining to help the Cowboys defeat the Panthers 19-14.

Cowboys must find discipline to satisfy Jones

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
In order to meet the lofty expectations that Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys are capable of, they must become more disciplined.

Key matchup: Panthers WR Steve Smith vs. Cowboys secondary

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s Key Matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s battle between Panthers WR Steve Smith and the Cowboys’ secondary.

Cowboys RB Murray has ligament damage in foot

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray suffered ligament damage in his foot, but it is not a Lisfranc injury, ESPN Dallas’ Todd Archer reported.

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants, Redskins on collision course

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Although the Cowboys and Eagles missed on late-game opportunities, the Giants and Redskins turned in statement victories.

Ravens beat Cowboys to continue home dominance

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jacoby Jones tied an NFL mark with a 108-yard kickoff return, and the Ravens beat the Cowboys 31-29 Sunday..

Cowboys want to eliminate negative run plays

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
One of the focuses of the Cowboys’ post-bye-week practices has been a focus on fixing the run game, which has included a lot of negative rushes.

NFC East Spin Cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Giants gained ground in the NFC East race as the Redskins (who lost a QB) and Eagles (who might change QBs) fell in close games.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dwelling on Cowboys' negatives

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Cowboys often seem to face their demons during their bye week, and this season is no different.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
At the quarter pole, the Eagles, Giants and Redskins and Cowboys are all at .500 or better.

Bears get past Cowboys with defense, Cutler

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

Cowboys' OL problems deep rooted

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The talk of the Cowboys’ offensive line issues has extended from August into September.

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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