For a long time, all Jerry Jones seemed to ever talk about was making the team more “Romo-friendly.” He has attempted to accomplish this by drafting offensive linemen in the first round of three of the last four drafts. One of these picks, second-year center Travis Frederick, knows well that he’s here to make Tony Romo’s life easier.
“I’m going to try and do as much as I can to take as much as I can off Tony that he was doing before for the offensive line,” Frederick said, per ESPN Dallas. “Not necessarily because I was a rookie or this or that, but because, if I can see it better, that’s going to take one thing off his plate and that’s going to help the team as a whole.”
Frederick credits Romo with helping him quite a bit in his rookie season, breaking down what works and doesn’t both in the film room and on the field.
“I think what really has helped is going through the season last year,” Frederick said. “It’s literally about situations. You can talk about as many situations as you can think of and still see 50 more. It’s about being in situations and maybe you make a mistake. Maybe last year I’d change the Mike (linebacker call) on something and he would rather have kept it. After it happened, he told me, ‘OK, this is what I would’ve done.’ Now in the next situation I can do it.”
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