Cowboys first round pick Travis Frederick will almost surely enter the 2013 season as the team’s starting center. Doing this will require Frederick to get acquainted with snapping in a shotgun, something Dallas does quite a bit, but he doesn’t foresee any problems with picking it up.
“We did it a little bit [in college],” Frederick said, per ESPN Dallas. “Not a whole lot, but enough that I have experience in shotgun snaps.”
Frederick will likely be plenty familiar with shotgun snapping by the time the pre-season begins, as he has mini-camps, OTAs and camp proper to work on it. He was seen snapping from the shotgun in last week’s rookie mini-camp and, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, he fared pretty well.
“I think because it’s featured a little more in this offense we’re going to practice it more, so I don’t think it’s something to worry about," Frederick said. "I think I’ll handle that fine.”
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