For the second time in as many weeks, linebacker Ernie Sims started at inside linebacker only to exit before the first quarter was through.
In last week’s win over the Steelers, Sims suffered a concussion just five plays in. He passed the NFL’s required battery of concussion tests to be cleared for the Saints game, but encountered some dizziness that forced him from the game after making a first quarter tackle.
“When I made the tackle I just wasn’t feeling right,” Sims said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I was feeling a little dizzy, off-balanced. I told the training staff and we made the decision to go ahead and pull me out. I pulled myself soon enough that I didn’t hurt myself.”
All the same, Sims will have to re-take all the same concussion tests he took last week in order to play in the NFC East-deciding match-up with Washington next week. If he can’t go, he’ll be replaced by a platoon of Alex Albright and Brady Poppinga.
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