It's no secret that the Dallas Cowboys have a great offensive line. It has become almost an afterthought that they will perform at a high level and pretty much dominate upfront against opposing defenses.
It would be an understatement to say that the organization is proud of their offensive line. Not only are they among the best in the entire league, but they are young and talented. That is something that is sometimes difficult to keep together, but that is exactly what Jerry Jones and Company are looking to do.
Frederick was a first-round draft pick in 2013 and not only has he started all 48 games in his first three years in the NFL, but he is also made two consecutive Pro Bowls. That's pretty impressive for a guy that was highly criticized for being drafted in the first round by the Cowboys.
In his brief career, Travis Frederick has already developed into one of the best centers in the entire NFL and to be perfectly honest, he is vastly underappreciated for what he does.
Frederick is currently in the fourth year of his rookie deal, making just over $1.3 million. The Cowboys have already exercised his fifth year option, but are looking to lock him up long-term just like they did with Tyron Smith.
In fact, an offer might just already be on the table.
Cowboys have ways to go before getting extension done w/ C Travis Frederick. Process started Saturday with first contract proposal exchange.
It's not surprising that the dialogue between the Dallas Cowboys and Joe Panos (Frederick's agent) has already started. Panos was spotted over the weekend attending training camp in Oxnard, California.
The Cowboys already have a good working relationship with Joe Panos. Not only does he represent Travis Frederick, but he also handled the long-term contract between the Cowboys and Tyron Smith.
With the line of communication already open, let's just hope it's just a matter of time until terms can be agreed upon that are agreeable to all parties.
I fully expect Travis Frederick to become the highest-paid center in the NFL once a long-term contract is finalized.
As things stand now, Alex Mack's contract is probably what negotiations will be based upon. Mack recently signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons worth $45 million over five years, $28.5 million of that is fully guaranteed.
Now, Mack is five years older than Travis Frederick (25), so you can imagine that Frederick would receive a better long-term contract.
I personally wouldn't be surprised if Frederick's contract is somewhere in the range of $60 million with $35 million of that fully guaranteed.
Whatever the numbers end up being, I for one will be glad to know that Travis Frederick will be a member of the Dallas Cowboys for years to come.
America's Team has invested heavily in the offensive line in the past several years and this signifies that they are going to do their best to keep the unit intact for the foreseeable future.
This is extremely good news considering the fact Tony Romo's career is coming to an end and having a dominant veteran offensive line in place for his successor would be a huge advantage for a young quarterback.
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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb
According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal to help bolster their depth at the WR position and potentially become Cole Beasley's replacement.
Cowboys are giving former Packers' WR Randall Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal, per source. https://t.co/8KWFPjSP8T
The Dallas Cowboys met with Randall Cobb earlier this week, but he eventually left Dallas without a contract. He must've had a change of heart or just needed time to ponder the Cowboys offer, but regardless of what transpired in that short time he is now part of America's Team.
During his time with the Packers, Cobb accumulated 470 receptions for 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. The eight-year veteran will now be expected to replace some of Cole Beasley's production out of the slot for the Dallas Cowboys.
After years of watching Beasley as the Cowboys slot WR, it will be really interesting to see Randall Cobb in that role. He's not as quick twitched as No. 11, but can be just as dangerous due to his ability to be more of a down the field receiver. He also brings added value in the return game and could compete with Tavon Austin to become the return specialist.
This could mean the Cowboys forgo drafting a wide receiver early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I wouldn't put it past them. Regardless of what happens, this is an excellent addition.
Welcome to Cowboys Nation Randall Cobb!
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur
L.P. Ladouceur is returning for his 15th season as the Cowboys' long snapper. The veteran free agent was re-signed by Dalals today to a one-year deal.
Thanks to Jason Witten's one-year sabbatical with Monday Night Football, Ladouceur has now been with the Cowboys for more consecutive seasons than any current player. He just turned 38 last week, but Louis-Philippe remains one of the top long snappers in football.
The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark... https://t.co/2iDsi6RX7e
Retaining Ladouceur is an underrated move for the Cowboys given their situation at kicker.
Brett Maher was only 80% accurate overall on field goals last year. The team could be considering an upgrade in free agency.
Whether they bring Maher back or try someone new, having a long snapper with Ladouceur's performance perfection will make things much easier for them.
REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight
According to TMZ, Tyrone Crawford was involved in a brawl at a bar in Panama City, FL last Friday night. The Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman and team captain was detained by police but apparently was not arrested.
The level of Crawford's involvement has not been substantiated, but TMZ's report does have him shoving police officers at some point in the action. The incident was reportedly captured by surveillance equipment at the bar.
Given that he was not arrested, one could assume that Tyrone was not one of the primary players in the melee. But that doesn't mean the NFL won't still review this matter as it relates to the personal conduct policy, and Cowboys fans know too well how "fair" that process can be.
This is certainly not a story you'd expect to see attached to Tyrone Crawford, who has been a model citizen and leader since entering the league in 2012.
Dallas elected to keep Crawford this season despite solid potential savings. He will count $10.1 million against their 2019 salary cap, which is high for his average production. However, he can play multiple positions and is one of their most experienced players.
Even if Tyrone were to get suspended by the league, it likely wouldn't be more than a one or two-game ban given his record and reputation. It shouldn't change anything about his status with the team.
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