Cowboys rookie center Travis Fredrick impressed head coach Jason Garrett in his NFL debut, as the centerpiece of a unit that, on the whole, did a nice job of holding the vaunted Giants’ defensive line in check. The collective performance is made more impressive considering Frederick, the 31st overall pick in last April’s draft, wasn’t the only offensive lineman making his first career start.
Ronald Leary started at left guard, after missing all but two preseason games with a minor knee injury.
Both newcomers drew praise from head coach Jason Garrett.
“We looked at a lot of plays in evaluating that game, and there are a lot of areas for everybody to improve upon. But for Travis to play his first game in the NFL, I thought he did a really nice job,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And really for Ron Leary to be in the same situation, even though he has another year under his belt, for those guys to go out and hold up against that front was pretty good.”
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