Travis Frederick’s Return Named Cowboys Biggest Reason For Excitement

Overall, Nation feels to be in a positive mood during this year’s . Despite early angst over lack of action at the start of , and concern over the Cowboys’ draft strategy, most within the fan base seem to have high, yet realistic, hopes for the .

Most seem to believe the will be a two team race, with the last two champions battling for the crown once again down the stretch of the season. Others can see the potential for a dark-horse candidate in Washington, but still believe the Cowboys has the .

So while may not think they need a singular reason to look forward to the Fall of 2019, Bleacher ’s Brent Sobleski gave them one this week.

Brent identified the biggest reason for each team to look forward to 2019, with the return of center Travis Frederick being the Cowboys’ submission. There’s no question that when healthy, Frederick is one of the best centers in the game, and anchors an many still consider to be at the top of the league.

“A full year with and re- to a long-term deal are both reasons for the Dallas Cowboys to be excited. However, the return of Travis Frederick to man the middle of the offensive line is far more pertinent.”

Frederick missed all of the after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disease that I am not nearly qualified enough to discuss. What I do know is that it can be very serious, and it kept Frederick out for the entire year.

The Cowboys offensive line suffered during the early part of 2018, largely due in part to Travis Frederick’s absence. Yes, filled in and played as well as anyone could have hoped for, but the disconnect in communication across the offensive line was clear without their usual center. Especially during the first couple months of the season.

If Frederick is fully back and healthy, his presence alone will take the Cowboys offensive line back towards their peak. Combine his comeback with a healthy , and a now bulked up , and the interior of this line has the chance to be special.

What do you think?


Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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