Taken with pick 56 in the 2015 draft, Dawson played just five games in his first three seasons, but has fronted in 12 of the Swans' 13 clashes in 2019, kicking eight goals and looking like being an important cog of the club's ongoing rebuild.
"I've always believed that I could contribute to the AFL team at the Swans. I was just having to bide my time and injuries have held me back at various points as well. But I've always had that internal belief that I could play at AFL level," he said.
"It's nice to be doing that and I know that I've still got heaps to give, so that's promising and exciting for me."