Dawkins was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round (229th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Dallas signed Dawkins off the Vikings' practice squad in November and released him later that month. Tampa Bay then signed Dawkins to its practice squad but waived him on June 13.
2. Dawkins has played in one NFL game in his career, suiting up for the Cowboys last season in a Week 10 loss to New Orleans.
3. Height: 6-2. Weight: 298. Age: 24.
4. He started 41 times in 57 career games at Florida State, where he was 5-0 in postseason bowl games. Dawkins earned All-ACC second-team honors following his senior campaign and was one of four members from the Seminoles defensive line to be drafted in 2013 along with Bjoern Werner (IND), Tank Carradine (SF) and Branden Jenkins (WAS).
5. A native of Spartanburg, S.C., Dawkins earned All-State honors at defensive end for powerhouse Byrnes High School and led his team to a state championship along with a 15-0 record as a senior. He was a high school teammate of San Francisco running back Marcus Lattimore.