Dawkins has been ruled out because of a neck injury that forced him to miss the team's regular season finale against Kansas City. He was also out of practice all this week.
Additionally for Denver, cornerback Jonathan Wilhite is questionable because of illness. He did not practice Thursday and was limited in Friday's session.
Receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and standout rookie linebacker Von Miller (thumb) are both probable after practicing Friday. Safety David Bruton (Achillies) is questionable, and fullback Spencer Larsen (knee) is doubtful.