Ernie Sims fills in sub role

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Linebacker Ernie Sims has been a Cowboy for less than a week, but he made a solid contribution to the defense Sunday.

Sims had two tackles and a quarterback hurry, playing in a sub package when the New York Giants spread the field if not the full nickel defense.

“I would just contribute it to the coaches giving me all the information I need and me spending the time to prepare myself,” Sims said. “There’s things I’ve not done in the past very well and I was just really determined that I’m going to do everything I can to help this team be successful.”

Sims could find himself needed to play a larger role on defense if Dan Connor’s stinger keeps him out of the lineup. Orie Lemon replaced Connor in the base defense Sunday.

“They brought me here to be a football player,” Sims said. “It could be a situation where I need to play base (defense) beyond whatever position they need me at. I’m studying my behind off to be the best I can to fill the position.”