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There are 18 Pro Bowl appearances between these two defensive backs who have both found their way to the Mile High City.
Both guys have missed some games this season, and Dawkins is back to practice after a neck injury kept him out of the game against the Patriots. His experience and hard-hitting presence in the secondary was definitely missed as tight end Aaron Hernandez gained 129 yards and a touchdown through the air.
Bailey is still a top-level corner who can shut down a side of the field, and the Tim Tebow factor is an interesting motivator for any player.
If things continued the way they were in the beginning of the season, then Dawkins would have retired come the end of it. But now he may want to stick around for one more year of the Tebow era. Bailey either way would have had a year or two left if he stayed healthy.