Published November 30, 2012
BEREA, Ohio – Whether he's kicked in wind, rain or on a chewed-up field, Phil Dawson has been perfect for the Browns.
In his 14th season with Cleveland, Dawson has made all 21 field-goal attempts, including five from 50 yards or longer. He's made 27 in a row dating to last season and the 37-year-old has been sublime despite kicking through tricky conditions at Browns Stadium, where the wind always howls.
Although he has been regarded as one of the NFL's best kickers for years, Dawson has never made the Pro Bowl.
Browns punter Reggie Hodges, who also holds on field-goal tries, has begun a Twitter campaign to get Dawson a trip to Hawaii.
On Sunday, Dawson may have to kick in "torrential" rain when the Browns (3-8) visit the Oakland Raiders (3-8).
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