Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
1 week ago

Dawson hit a 43-yard field goal Thursday against the Seahawks, but he missed one of two extra point attempts.

EDGE Analysis

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, having missed field goals against the Rams and 49ers in the two previous contests. Dawson's miss isn't being held responsible for the Cardinals' loss, but if this performance keeps up, there's reason to worry about his long-term value.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson missed a 38-yarder on Arizona's opening drive, but 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.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
1 month ago

Dawson nailed all five extra-point attempts and his only field-goal try during Sunday's 38-33 victory against the Buccaneers

EDGE Analysis

Through two-plus seasons, Dawson has had no trouble with the longer PAT, missing just two 66 of them, including none of his eleven chances this year. Field goals have been another story, though. After missing one in each of his first three contests as a Cardinal, he's righted the ship with just one misfire (a blocked 51-yarder in Week 5) on six attempts over the last trio of outings. Nevertheless, he ranks only 23rd in scoring (6.8 points per game) among kickers with at least five appearances, likely due to Arizona's status as the 20th-most potent offense (19.8 points per game) of the current campaign.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
2 months ago

Dawson connected on all four field goals during Sunday's 18-15 overtime victory versus the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

In this field-goal fest, Dawson gained some redemption for missing exactly one FG in each of the Cardinals' first three games. He actually struck from the whole scope of distances -- 29, 43, 50 and 32 yards, in order -- with the final one doubling as the final points in regulation. After the 49ers' Robbie Gould concluded the first possession of overtime with a field goal with 2:24 remaining, it appeared Dawson would be given a chance to notch Arizona's second tie within the division in as many seasons, but Larry Fitzgerald ended the drama on a leaping 19-yard touchdown catch in the final minute to wrap up the win. On the year, Dawson is tied for 14th in points per game among kickers, despite working in conjunction with the 22nd-ranked scoring offense.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
2 months ago

Dawson hit three of four field goals and an extra point in Sunday's 16-13 overtime win over Indianapolis.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting field goals of 27 and 40 yards earlier in the game, Dawson missed a 42-yarder as time expired in the fourth quarter that would have won the game. After a Jacoby Brissett pick, Dawson got another chance and ripped a 30-yard winner in overtime. The 19-year vet is four of six on field-goal tries to start the season.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
3 months ago

Dawson has been successful on four of five field-goal attempts and all six extra points in three preseason appearances to date.

EDGE Analysis

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, Bryant could reach 100 points for the ninth time in his lengthy career as he finishes off drives in a Bruce Arians-coached offense.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
4 months ago

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."

EDGE Analysis

Dawson languished in San Francisco the last two seasons, attempting just 48 field goals and finishing below 100 points in 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.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
8 months ago

The Cardinals signed Dawson on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson continues his nearly two-decade trek as an NFL kicker, joining the third organization of his career. He's been afforded the opportunity following a subpar season from Chandler Catanzaro, a restricted free agent who connected on just 21 of 28 field goals last season. Falling below that mark (75 percent) twice in 18 campaigns, Dawson's veteran presence could be a determining factor for the No. 1 job, if Catanzaro is retained.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
11 months ago

Dawson did not attempt a field goal, but he connected on all three extra points in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson's season fizzled out in the final weeks of the season, failing to attempt a field goal in the team's final three games. He is not to blame for the lack of opportunities as San Francisco's offense ranked near the bottom of the league. The 41-year-old proved he can still get the job done, hitting 18-of-21 field goal attempts, only missing from 40-plus yards. Despite his advanced age, Dawson will have suitors in the free agent market -- assuming he is not ready call it a career -- given the glaring inconsistency of today's kickers.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
11 months ago

Dawson was 2-for-2 on PAT tries, but did not attempt a field goal in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

It's been slim pickings for the veteran kicker down the stretch as the 49ers have provided him with zero field goal opportunities over the past two weeks. Next week forecasts for more of the same against a stout Seattle defense, making Dawson a low-end kicking option for Week 17.