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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

Tack FF Int
41 0 0

Cowboys NT Ratliff suffers high ankle sprain

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 1:59 a.m. ET
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s preseason game, the team’s website confirmed. 

Hurd co-defendant pleads guilty to drug charge

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
A Dallas man charged along with Sam Hurd pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to buy several kilograms of cocaine with Hurd's money.

Cowboys hope pass catchers ready Week One

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Cowboys WRs Dez Bryant and Miles Austin and TE Jason Witten all could miss the season-opening game against the Giants.

Cowboys' Bryant has patellar tendinitis

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has patellar tendinitis, multiple media outlets, including the Cowboys' website, reported Monday.

Austin not expected back anytime soon

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the team's website that he isn't counting on WR Miles Austin to return to the field anytime soon.

Woman sues Cowboys, claims bench burned buttocks

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
A woman is suing the Cowboys and Jerry Jones, saying her buttocks was severely burned when she sat on a bench outside Cowboys Stadium.

Lions sign OG Nagy, place CB Coleman on I.R.

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
The Lions have claimed ex-Cowboys OG-C Bill Nagy off waivers after he was released following ankle surgery earlier in the week.

Carey, No Doubt to perform before first NFL game

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Mariah Carey and No Doubt are superstar acts, but they'll be the openers for the NFL's first game of the season.

Cowboys-Chargers game blacked out in Southern California

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 9:07 p.m. ET
The Chargers' home game against the Cowboys Saturday night will not be shown live on TV in Southern California.

Cowboys waive/injure OG Nagy

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Cowboys waived/injured OG Bill Nagy, the team's seventh-round pick in 2011.

Cowboys TE Witten's status for Week One in jeopardy

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten suffered a spleen injury in Monday night’s preseason game on a hit from Raiders LB Rolando McClain.

Cowboys' OL issues becoming serious worry

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
With Phil Costa hurt, who is the starting center? What about guard? Health and poor play is plaguing the Cowboys' offensive line in camp.

Cowboys' young receivers getting more chances

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
With Miles Austin sidelined, the young wideouts lining up for a chance to be the No. 3 receiver for the Cowboys are getting some extra chances.

Cowboys CB Jenkins not cleared to practice yet

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins needs more strength in his surgically repaired right shoulder before he will be cleared to practice.

Broncos sign veteran LB Brooking

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
The Broncos have signed LB Keith Brooking, the team announced Monday.

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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