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Phil Dawson

Phil Dawson - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 01/23/1975
Birthplace West Palm Beach, FL
College Texas
Years played 15

Niners TE Davis not likely to stay dormant for long

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Our Niners sources tell us it would be a big mistake to make too big a deal out of TE Vernon Davis’ meager numbers recently.

Key matchup: Niners RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter vs. Cardinals run defense

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush focuses on Niners RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter vs. Arizona's run defense in the Week Eight Monday-night game.

Week Seven Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 8:36 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Chris Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins and Andy Lee as its Players of the Week.

NFC West Spin cycle: Cardinals continue to stumble

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Storm clouds are hovering over the Cardinals, who dropped their third game in a row and showed no signs of turning things around in Minnesota.

Friday's 60-second rant: 49ers' flaw could be fatal

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
David DeChant says the 49ers' struggles when playing from behind are a major concern when it comes to their Super Bowl aspirations.

Niners interior offensive line making its mark

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
Overshadowed by RB Frank Gore in the 49ers' Week Seven win over Seattle was the overpowering job the team's O-line did up the middle.

NFL Links: Chicago a nightmare for Stafford

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
Chicago hasn't been kind to Matthew Stafford, the Seahawks can't outmuscle the 49ers and the pressure on Andrew Luck will help his future.

Gore helps Niners grind out win over Seahawks

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Frank Gore ran for 116 yards and the 49ers held off the Seahawks 13-6 on Thursday night as the 49ers won their division opener.

Key matchup: Seahawks RBs Lynch, Turbin vs. Niners run defense

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks running backs vs. the Niners run defense in the Week Seven Thursday-night game.

NFC West spin cycle: 49ers looking very ordinary

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

QB deficiency keeps 49ers from joining NFC elite

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki says Alex Smith regressed to early-career form in San Francisco's biggest test of the season.

Giants win NFC title rematch, shut down 49ers

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
The Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

Jaguars to host 49ers in London in 2013

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
The Jaguars will host the 49ers at London’s Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27, 2013, the NFL announced Thursday.

Week Six primer: How deep are the Packers' problems?

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm provides a sneak peek into Week Six, including what to watch for in the big Packers-Texans matchup on Sunday night.

Roman's play-calling stokes Niners' offensive firepower

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Most close observers believe Niners offensive coordinator Greg Roman's innovative play-calling is at the root of the team's sudden explosiveness.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 19, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers have found their new kicker to replace David Akers, signing Browns veteran free agent Phil Dawson to a one-year contract.||||||| The Pro Bowl kicker announced earlier Tuesday via Twitter that he had joined the NFC champion Niners, who parted ways with the six-time Pro Bowler Akers on March 6 following a season in which he made only 29 of 42 attempts a year after he kicked an NFL single-season record 44 field goals.
Posted March 19, 2012
Dawson has signed his one-year tender as the club's franchise player.||||||| It's the second straight year the steady Dawson, who has been with the Browns since its 1999 expansion rebirth, has been tagged. General manager Tom Heckert recently said the team would like to sign the 37-year-old Dawson to a long-term contract. Dawson, who will make $3.8 million next season, is coming off one of his best years. He converted 24 of 29 field goals, making seven beyond 50 yards.
Posted March 02, 2012
Dawson's career is still kickin' with the Browns. The dependable Dawson, who has been with Cleveland since its 1999 expansion season, will spend another year with the club after the Browns decided to use their franchise tag on the 37-year-old.||||||| It's the second straight year the Browns have franchised Dawson, who made $3.25 million last season and will make 20 percent more - roughly $3.8 million - next season, his 14th in a logo-less orange helmet. If they hadn't used the tag on Dawson he would have become an unrestricted free agent later this month.
Posted Oct. 24, 2011
Dawson sustained a thigh bruise early in Sunday's game, but stayed in and made two field goals beyond 50 yards in Cleveland's 6-3 win over Seattle.||||||| Coach Pat Shurmur said Dawson "gutted it out" after getting hurt. Dawson kicked field goals of 52 and 53 yards. Shurmur said Dawson is not likely to kick during practice early this week, but is hopeful the 13-year veteran will be ready for this week's game at San Francisco. Shurmur said the team has no immediate plans to bring in another kicker.
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
Dawson's 51-yarder in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Tennessee was his longest since a 56-yarder at Buffalo in 2008.||||||| Dawson is 6 for 6 in field goals this season and has not missed any of his eight extra-point tries.

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