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Travis Frederick Believes Cowboys Will Go Far in 2020

won't be on the field when the kicks off. However, he'll probably be cheering for his former teammates. Frederick recently retired from football after being drafted in the by the Cowboys in 2013.

As he gets ready to focus on his , “The Blocking Hunger Foundation,” Travis spoke about the Cowboys ahead of the season.

“The team is set up extremely well. The did a great job of getting people in place. On paper, it looks like a really, really solid team. They have a chance to go far.” Frederick said via Forth Worth Star-Telegram.

Frederick is definitely right. The Cowboys have been touted as one of the most talented teams in the last couple of years but 2020 is different for various reasons. For one, replaces as the spearhead of the operation. fell to the team's lap with the 17th pick of the Draft.

With staying as the team's , this is expected to be a Top 5 in the upcoming season. The team has a quality , one of the best running backs in the league in and one of the best sets of with , , and Lamb.

The is more of a concern for the Cowboys, with a lot of uncertainty on the team's defensive backfield and some question marks at the position. But even still, there are reasons to be excited about it, particularly in the , where and will be playing at defensive .

Despite concerns on defense, it usually takes an elite unit to be a contender in the . That's what the Cowboys have on the offensive side of the ball. They just might be able to take the next step and play in the Championship game.

But there are two key words in Frederick's comments. “On paper.” 

Frequently, NFL rosters look like championship-bound squads only to disappoint once football actually begins. It's hard to know if that will happen for the , but the current situation around the world makes it even more difficult.

Teams have yet to return to their facilities to train and the continues to be a virtual one. With a new coach taking over, it'll be interesting to see how McCarthy's staff adapts to implementing a new culture in such a short period of time.

Teams are aiming for a return in June, but there's little way of knowing what will happen. For now, has to stick with the “on paper” evaluations which look very promising. Hopefully, Travis Frederick is proven right this fall.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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