The Dallas Cowboys traded down in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and went with interior offensive lineman Travis Frederick. It was an important move for the Cowboys who have struggled between the tackles. It has been a revolving door of centers for quarterback Tony Romo who has played with multiple centers over his tenure at the helm of the Cowboys.
Frederick isn’t immune to the same things other rookies go through, even though he is already thought of as an upgrade and lock at the position for years to come. Frederick was “definitely responsible” for one of the sacks Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe got up the middle.
“He physically got beat on the one,” head coach Jason Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News, “and the other one there was a miscommunication between him and the guard. Ultimately, he’s responsible for making sure that communication is right. One was more physical, the other was more communication and a mental error.”
It was only his second NFL game of his young career and he still has a lot of learning to do. The Cowboys are still trying to figure out what is going on at guard to. They’ve had injury problems all through out training camp and then signed Brian Waters right before the season started and are trying to install him in the line.
So the problem isn’t necessarily all him, he’s trying to get on the same page with different guys every week.