Ernie Sims fined $15,750 for hit

IRVING, Texas – Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims was fined $15,750 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in last week’s win at Cincinnati.

Midway through the third quarter, Sims hit wide receiver Marvin Jones, striking “a defenseless receiver in the head and neck area.” Sims is playing on a one-year, $700,000 deal and makes roughly $41,176 per game.

Cincinnati safety Reggie Nelson was not fined for his sideline hit on Dez Bryant, although he was penalized during the game for the hit.