The Cardinals released linebacker Ernie Sims Thursday. He signed a free-agent deal in early June.
The Cardinals signed free agent linebacker Ernie Sims, who made 42 tackles in 12 games last year with the Cowboys. Arizona inked Sims to a one-year deal in the wake of Daryl Washington's one-year suspension. The 29-year-old Sims was drafted ninth overall by the Lions in 2006.
It appears the Cowboys will let linebacker Ernie Sims leave via free agency, reports ESPN.com. The team wants to get younger at the backup linebacker spots, the report said. Sims, 29, made 42 tackles and forced a fumble in 12 games last season.
The Cowboys declared these players inactive for the game vs. Philly: quarterback Tony Romo, who earlier was ruled out with a back injury; linebacker Sean Lee (neck), linebacker Ernie Sims (groin), offensive tackle Darrion Weems, linebacker Martez Wilson, cornerback B.W. Webb and defensive back Jakar Hamilton.
Cowboys LB Ernie Sims is doubtful Week 17. Sims is dealing with a groin injury. He has been unable to take part in practices this week due to the injury.