Dawkins, who is recovering from a neck injury, and Goodman, the starting cornerback dealing with concussion issues, have both played in every Broncos game this season. Goodman and the Broncos' other starting cornerback, All-Pro Champ Bailey, lead the team with two interceptions each, while Dawkins has one fumble forced and 3.0 sacks on his account.
The Broncos also appear likely to have the services of rookie LB Von Miller, who leads the team with 11.5 sacks.
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