We had pretty well assumed, when the Dallas Cowboys selected Wisconsin center Travis Frederick with the 31st overall pick in April’s draft, that they did so with every intention of beginning the season with the first rounder starting at center--and Jerry Jones has said in no uncertain terms that he expects Frederick to start in 2013.
But is there a chance that the rookie will be starting someplace other than center?
According to Rowan Kavner, a staff writer with the Cowboys’ official website, yes, there’s a chance that Frederick could move to the guard position if the team feels that’s the best move for the line as a unit.
“Phil Costa’s 2012 season was hard to dissect, considering he missed nearly all of the year with back and ankle injuries,” Kavner writes. “But he did have a stellar performance against the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens. Still, Frederick’s draft status suggests he will be the starter--at some spot. Center is most likely but he could also swing out to guard if that proves to be a better fit for the entire offensive line.”
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