Phil Dawson

#4 K / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 19YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 lb Age: 42 College: Texas Bye 8

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  • Dawson hit a 43-yard field goal in Thursday's 22-16 loss to the Seahawks, but he missed one of two extra-point attempts. This was Dawson's first missed extra point of the season, and it's the third consecutive week he missed a kick of some sort. The veteran also missed field goals against the Rams and 49ers in the two previous contests. Dawson's inaccuracy isn't solely responsible for the Cardinals' loss, but if his inconsistency persists, there's reason to worry about his long-term value.

  • Dawson converted two of his three field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries en route to eight points in Sunday's 20-10 win over the 49ers. Dawson missed a 38-yarder on Arizona's opening drive, but he later made good on back-to-back drives to start the fourth quarter. Having missed a field goal in all but two games thus far, Dawson sits on just 49 points through eight outings.

  • Dawson has been successful on four of five field-goal attempts and all six extra points in three preseason appearances to date. The Cardinals stood by while Chandler Catanzaro made just 21 of 28 field goals last year, which, combined with four missed PATs, spurred the team to not extend a tender to the restricted free agent. At the same time, the front office signed Phil Dawson to fill one of the perceived weaknesses on the roster, and the veteran hasn't disappointed to date. Aside from a touchdown return on a short attempt of a 63-yarder in preseason Week 2 against the Bears, he's nailed his remaining four kicks, including the other two from 50-plus. Assuming his reliability extends into the regular season, Dawson could reach 100 points for the ninth time in his lengthy career as he finishes off drives in a Bruce Arians-coached offense.

  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Good from 60 yards in
    By RotoWire Staff

    Dawson will be given opportunities to attempt field goals from 50 yards and out, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "Phil is from 60 in and he always has been," head coach Bruce Arians said. "He's never lost any distance. He can still kick off. The yard-line just moves back. If we get to the (opposing team's) 40, it's probably going to be a field goal." Dawson languished in San Francisco the last two seasons, attempting just 48 field goals and finishing below 100 points each season. Arizona's offense is expected to present him more opportunities and his still-strong leg will get him a few more beyond that. During his career, Dawson has made 38 of 54 field goals from 50 yards and longer.

  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Inks contract with Cardinals
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Cardinals signed Dawson on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Dawson continues his nearly two-decade trek as an NFL kicker, joining the third organization of his career. He's been afforded the opportunity to replace Chandler Catanzaro, who connected on just 21 of 28 field goals last season. Falling below that mark (75 percent) twice in 18 campaigns, Dawson, a 84.5 percent career kicker, has missed just three tries in each of the past two campaigns. After having combined for 48 attempts over that span while kicking for the 49ers, Dawson's fantasy value could be in for a decent uptick in 2017, considering that Catanzaro recorded 59 attempts over his last two years in Arizona.

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