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RAGS TO ROSTER RICHES: Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims becoming a student of the game

IRVING, Texas – Ernie Sims’ study habits may lead to him earning a starting job at linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. Sims made an impression while competing for the starting strong side linebacker job in training camp before a groin injury derailed that opportunity. After Bruce Carter’s struggles last week and Justin Durant also suffering […]

RE-SIGNED FREE AGENT: Ernie Sims rejoins team with 1-year deal

Far from a splash, but the club did re-sign linebacker Ernie Sims to a one-year deal for the league minimum, according to Dallas Cowboys VP Stephen Jones. Sims, a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2006, joined the Cowboys in midseason on Oct. 24 and played in 10 games, starting six. He finished […]

GAME 15 INJURY ASSESSMENT: DeMarcus Ware injures shoulder, Ernie Sims sustained a concussion

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, a six-time Pro Bowler, missed the fourth quarter because of a strained right shoulder and his status is unclear for next week. Ware never has missed a game in his Cowboys’ career. Ware, already playing with a hyperextended elbow, returned for one play in overtime _ to rush the […]

2006 NINTH OVERALL PICK: Ernie Sims has never played in a 3-4 defense, ready for a new beginning

Ernie Sims has never played in a 3-4 defense. He hasn’t played much inside either. But that’s why the Dallas Cowboys signed him. Sims, signed Wednesday after Dallas put starting inside linebacker Sean Lee on injured reserve, is getting a crash course in the team’s sub-packages. "Do I think I can play? Yes," Sims said. […]

ROSTER MOVES: Dallas Cowboys sign Ernie Sims; move Sean Lee to IR

IRVING, Texas – Veteran linebacker Ernie Sims will visit with the Cowboys on Wednesday with the anticipation of signing with Sean Lee to miss the rest of the season with a severe case of turf toe. UPDATE (10:05 a.m.): The Cowboys are signing Sims and moving Lee to IR. Sims, 27, played in 13 games […]

BOYS BYE-WEEK BUZZ: Sean Lee’s absence leads to Texas-2 linebacker shuffle | Sims Carter Holloman

IRVING, Texas – The defensive injuries have become crippling enough that a rookie who still hasn’t taken contact in four weeks since his neck injury is now lining up in drills as a starting linebacker. DeVonte Holloman, who’s never started a regular season game at linebacker, ran with the first-team unit during Wednesday’s no-pads practice, […]

2013 Dallas Cowboys Free Agency

ARCHIVE | 2013 DALLAS COWBOYS FREE AGENT LIST Player Position FA Type Status Victor Butler DE Restricted New Orleans Saints Michael Coe CB Restricted Not expected back Kenyon Coleman DE Restricted New Orleans Saints Derrick Dockery OL Restricted Not expected back Eric Frampton S Restricted Re-signed Mike Jenkins CB Restricted Oakland Raiders Felix Jones RB […]

MASTERMINDING A MARINELLI MIRACLE: Anticipating the Dallas Cowboys 55th NFL Training Camp | Overcoming historic 2013 defensive struggles | Defensive coordinator faced with restoring faith in America’s Team

IRVING, Texas – Defense … defense … defense. That will be the Dallas Cowboys battle cry when they land Tuesday (July 22, 2014) at Naval Air Station Point Mugu in Southern California. Defense … defense … defense.

SHAKEUP AT VALLEY RANCH: Sean Lee’s injury leaves every LB spot in question | DeVonte Holloman is currently the best option at MLB | Dallas Cowboys roster 2014

IRVING, Texas – One practice into Organized Team Activities (OTAs), and the perceived weakness of the defense shifts entirely from one position group to another.

THE 2014 LINEBACKER BATTLE: Dallas Cowboys linebackers competing for starting spots | 2014 Dallas Cowboys roster

IRVING, Texas – A year ago at this time, the Dallas Cowboys linebacker corps seemed set in stone. With OTAs a week away and training camp on the horizon, that’s anything but the case in 2014.

THE EBERFLUS EXPERIMENTS: Defining Dallas Cowboys rookie LB Anthony Hitchens role means being tested inside and out

IRVING, Texas – Last Monday and Tuesday, Anthony Hitchens had to take final exams in sociology, earth science and sports promotion at the University of Iowa. The first two days of the Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp have been a more difficult test. “It’s just starting out, so of course it’s supposed to be,” the fourth-round […]

THE SHADOWS OF VALLEY RANCH: Will McClay has emerged as one of Jerry Jones’ most prominent voices

Will McClay, the Dallas Cowboys assistant director of player personnel who has recently ascended to one of the top positions in the organization. As the scope of McClay’s role has increased, so has the intrigue surrounding him. In short time, McClay has become the mythic figure of the Cowboys’ off-season.

SITTIN’ AT SWEET SIXTEEN: Dallas Cowboys linebacker position is loaded with question marks | Dallas Cowboys Draft 2014

Position Outlook: The Dallas Cowboys linebacker position is loaded with question marks from top to bottom. That uncertainty also puts the level of priority to address this position in question as well.

THIS WEEKS FREE AGENCY FRENZY: The dollars n’ sense of the Dallas Cowboys NFL Salary Cap | 2014 NFL Free Agent Review

IRVING, Texas – First the good news. As expected the Dallas Cowboys successfully ducked under the NFL salary cap last week despite all the consternation being made out there. By this afternoon they still had roughly $7 million of cap space, and by June 1 they will add another $5.5 million when the release of […]

COWBOYS CALENDAR COUNTDOWN: 2014-2015 NFL season officially begins on March 11th | Tough decisions looming with Dallas’ free agents

IRVING, Texas – In other sports, this is the month where pen goes to paper for a bracket, or teams are playing sunny practice games at spring training. In the NFL, the month of March has its own madness with the upcoming start of the new league year, which is the beginning of free agency. […]

DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER 2014: Team waives four players as Free Agency nears | Defensive End Everette Brown released

IRVING, Texas –  After a quiet few weeks of the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys made a few roster moves, cutting four players from the roster. The most notable was defensive end Everette Brown, who played in seven games during the second half of the season. The team also waived defensive tackle Corvey Irvin, guard Ray […]

THE BUDGET IN REVIEW: Managing the Dallas Cowboys roster and contracts 2014 2015 NFL season | Roster tweaks, restructuring, and salary cap

The Dallas Cowboys (and most NFL teams) will be handcuffed this off-season while trying to upgrade their roster while maneuvering through the NFL’s salary cap restraints. They won’t have much money to work with in free agency, similar to last season when they were only able to add complementary pieces at the right price — […]

DALLAS COWBOYS INJURIES: 2013 2014 Key injury recap | How ‘bout them hamstrings

With the Dallas Cowboys 2013 2014 season over, injuries to several key players took shape this season. The Cowboys lost 77 gameday starts to player injuries this season, including 23 to hamstring problems. Veteran and well-respected strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Woicik said his staff worked hard to solve the number of hamstring injuries. Extra […]

DON’T FORGET THE X-FACTOR: Dez Bryant ready to "Get The W" for Tony Romo

IRVING, Texas – Dez Bryant’s going to play tomorrow night. That was his message as the receiver, who was limited two days in practice this week and missed another day with a back injury, stood in front of his locker room and discussed how the team has to play for injured quarterback Tony Romo. “Look […]

GAME 15 GAMEPLAN – COWBOYS VS REDSKINS: It’s time to “let your star be the star” | Cowboys injury shuffle continues in Dallas

IRVING, Texas – Twenty-four hours from now, the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins game will be in the history books. Here are some final thoughts prior to the game … Let Your Star Be The Star Where Jason Garrett and Bill Callahan have done a much better job in the 2nd half of this season […]

GAME 15 BLACK AND BLUE REPORT: Dallas Cowboys injury and practice update | 2013 2014 Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins

The Dallas Cowboys were without two linebackers, two cornerbacks and two receivers at practice today. Cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), cornerback Brandon Carr (illness), receiver Dwayne Harris (hamstring), receiver Terrance Williams (hamstring), linebacker Sean Lee (neck) and linebacker Ernie Sims (groin) did not practice. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive end George Selvie (back), defensive end […]

LINEBACKER SHAMBLES AND GAMBLES: Bruce Carter expected to return; Rookie may start at MLB | Cowboys Cross-Training

IRVING, Texas – There isn’t a spot on the team more in shambles than at linebacker. Earlier in the season, it was the defensive line, a position that has seen nearly 20 different players take the field at some point. But it’s never been as bad as it was, or is right now, at linebacker. […]

COWBOYS VS. REDSKINS PRIMER: Jason Garrett press conference | 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys game 15 of 16 | Wednesday

Jason Garrett Press Conference: Cowboys vs. Redskins | Wednesday Practice (13:35) Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett speaks to the media as his team starts preparation for Sunday’s game with the 2013-2014 Washington Redskins (Watch Video | Play Audio) Garrett discussed: Addressing the “available” linebacker’s roles in practices and upcoming game If ever been in similar […]

DALLAS COWBOYS INJURY UPDATE: Several key players not practicing today | Terrance Williams pulls hamstring | Special Teams veteran added to roster | Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins | 2013-2014 NFL Game 15 of 16

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys returned to practice at Valley Ranch with several players not in attendance, as expected. In fact, there were a handful out on the field working with strength coaches and the athletic trainers. Among those players included DeMarcus Ware, who has been slowed by a quad strain this year, although […]