The staff of the Dallas Cowboys left last week’s veteran mini-camp--the last organized practices before the opening of training camp next month--impressed by rookie center Travis Frederick, particularly the Wisconsin product’s ability to pick up the offense on the fly.
“One of the traits that we identified early was his ability to communicate, his retention of the system, his ability to communicate it out,” Cowboys offensive line coach Bill Callahan said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Those are all real positives that came to fruition during the course of the mini-camps and the OTAs.”
After being picked 31st overall by Dallas in April’s draft--a somewhat controversial pick at the time--will enter his rookie season as the Cowboys’ starting center.
“For a young guy, he really seems to grasp what we’re trying to get accomplished in a short period of time,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “The challenge for him is blocking across from him. It’s Hatcher. It’s Ratliff. It’s some of those guys. That’s a tough ball snap. I think he’s understanding that.”
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