Phil Dawson 'absolutely' wants to re-sign with 49ers
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/20/14) 49ers kicker Phil Dawson, an impending free agent, said he "absolutely" wants to re-sign with the team after making 32 of 36 field goals in the regular season and all seven of his postseason tries. Dawson, 38, said he expects contracts talks to begin soon, reports the Contra Costa Times.
Phil Dawson perfect against Carolina
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (1/12/14) San Francisco kicker Phil Dawson was perfect against the Panthers.
Dawson hit on three attempts, including a 49 yard field goal. He also added field goals from 33 and 34 yards. Dawson also hit two extra points. He'll take on the Seahawks next week.
Phil Dawson delivers another game-winner
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (1/5/14) 49ers kicker Phil Dawson nailed a game-winning field goal for the second straight week, this time beating Green Bay with a 33-yarder at the buzzer. It was Dawson's third game-winner this season, and it made him 12 for 12 on fourth-quarter field goal tries.
Dawson hit 22- and 25-yard field goals in the first quarter and converted two PATs for an 11-point night. He'll visit the Panthers next Sunday in the divisional playoffs.
Phil Dawson kicks game-winner as time expires
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) 49ers kicker Phil Dawson showed some late-game heroics with a 40-yard field goal as time expired to defeat to the Cardinals, 23-20, in Week 17. Dawson also added 27-yard kick in the first quarter and a 56-yard kick in the fourth quarter. He finished 3 of 4 in field goal attempts and added two extra points in the win.
Dawson finished the regular season 32 of 36 in field goal attempts, an 88.8 conversion rate.
Phil Dawson makes it 26 in a row
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/24/13) 49ers kicker Phil Dawson converted both his field-goal tries in the win over Atlanta, extending his streak to 26. Dawson hit from 49 and 30 yards and added four PATs for a 10-point night.
02/27/2014 05:16 San Francisco 49ers 2014 offseason preview
With the 2013 season officially in the books, the Eye on Football staff is looking ahead to the offseason for all 32 NFL teams. Next up: The San Francisco 49ers.
Phil Dawson signed with the 49ers in March, giving him a chance to play for a contender after spending his entire career with the Browns. This is a move we like a lot -- Dawson has made at least 82.1 percent of his field goals annually since 2007 and had a very good year with 29 of 31 field goals made in 2012 including a perfect 7 of 7 from 50-plus yards. Over his last two seasons he's made 14 of 15 from 50-plus yards, which is pretty darn good. For the first time in a while, Dawson deserves a draft pick by Fantasy owners. We recommend owners taking him with one of their final two selections. (Updated 5/15/13)