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Cowboys on the Clock: Travis Frederick, #31 Overall

Welcome to ! We are 31 days away from the 2016 , and that means we will be looking at the last player the selected with the 31st overall pick.

As we inch closer to draft day, we will run through each pick that corresponds with the remaining days until the go on the clock with the first overall pick on April 28th.

So, lets get things started, and take a look at one of the anchors along the Cowboys star-studded :

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The Cowboys traded back in the 2013 draft to select Frederick with the 31st pick. The was made with the , who also gave Dallas an additional pick – which was used on .

Thus, the Cowboys got two starters out of this deal, although some would have never expected so when they took Frederick out of Wisconsin. Eight offensive linemen were selected before Travis in the , who had second and third round grades.

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double majored in computer engineering and computer science at Wisconsin, making his intelligence one of his greatest traits.

Frederick stepped in right away to replace as the starting in his rookie season, and played in every game on his way to the NFL All-Rookie team. Anchoring an offensive line that led to 1,121 yards, Frederick showed us a glimpse of what was in store for 2014.

In his second season with the team, Frederick once again started all 16 games at the center of the best offensive line in football. was added alongside him at in the 2014 draft, and together this unit led Murray to a career best 1,845 yards.

The Cowboys dominant ground game led them to a 12 win season and a trip to Lambeu Field for the Divisional – where there season ended in controversy at the hands of the .

This past season, the Cowboys season took a turn for the worst when they lost to in week 2. Still, Frederick started every game, snapping the ball to a carousel of signal callers that included , , and .

Frederick was then named to his second straight , where he reversed his role at the end of the game to actually take the last snap of the 2015 game.

Like everyone in , Frederick can look forward to the return of Romo in 2016 – as he hopes to once again lead a dominant offensive line for the Cowboys while they attempt to get back to their winning ways.

More importantly for Travis Frederick, this upcoming season will be his contract year. The expectation is that the starting center that has never missed a game will return to Dallas, on a pretty expensive contract.

Cowboys on the Clock will be shifting to Cowboys Beyond the Clock for the next two days, as the team has never selected with the 30th or 29th pick of the first round. Instead, our Dante Giannetta will be looking at some of the greatest players to wear the silver and blue that were not drafted.

Let me know what you think of this series with a comment below, as I will be running Cowboys on the Clock all the way up until the draft!

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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RJ Ochoa

Such a cool idea, Sean!

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