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Travis Frederick

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Height: 
6-4

Weight:

318

Age

26
Wisconsin
5 Years Pro

2016 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

08/14/16:  Signed a six-year contract extension with Dallas through 2024.

04/25/13:  Drafted in the first round (31st overall) by Dallas.

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After trading down to get the 31st (from 18th) and 74th overall picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys invested in the foundation of the offensive line for years to come when they selected center Travis Frederick in the first round. As a rookie, Frederick earned the starting nod at center in training camp and became the first rookie to start a game at center for Dallas since Al Johnson in 2004 and the first rookie center to start a season opener for the Cowboys since Andre Gurode in 2002. He went on to start all 16 games - the first rookie center in club history to accomplish the feat - and continued to improve as the season continued. Frederick was a key piece to the line in his second season as he started all 16 games, earning his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. He centered an offense that had the league’s leading rusher (DeMarco Murray - 1,845 yards), receiving touchdowns leader (Dez Bryant - 16) and the most efficient passer (Tony Romo - 69.9 completion percentage and 113.2 quarterback rating). He then made his second straight trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2015 season, starting all 16 games in front of another 1,000-yard rusher in Darren McFadden. In 2016 Frederick was part of an offensive line that was named Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year and led the way for the league’s leading rusher (Ezekiel Elliott, 1,631 yards) and the NFL’s second-ranked rushing attack. En route to his third straight Pro Bowl selection, Frederick & Co. also helped rookie quarterback Dak Prescott establish league rookie records for quarterback rating (104.9) and completion percentage (67.8). Behind the line, Prescott became the second player, first rookie, with 3,500-plus pass yards and less than five interceptions (Tom Brady, 2010 and 2016). Through his collegiate and prep career, Frederick earned starts at both center and guard while at Wisconsin and playing offensive and defensive tackle while at Big Foot High School in Walworth, Wisc.

 

2016:

  • Started all 16 games for the fourth straight season, earning his third consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl, and blocked for the league’s leading rusher and the second-ranked rushing attack.
  • Behind the line’s work, Prescott earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors while Elliott took home FedEx Ground Player of the Year.
  • Earned AP and Sporting News All-Pro first-team, PFWA All-NFL and was part of a line that earned Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year honors.
  • Elected as a team captain for the season.
  • Did not yield a sack in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) as Prescott became the fourth Cowboys rookie to start a season at quarterback. Also blocked for Elliott, who became the fourth rookie running back to start the opener for the club. The two were only the second QB/RB combo of rookies to start an opener for the club.
  • Played in and started his 50th career game in the win at Washington (9/18), then against Chicago (9/25) helped Elliott to his first career 100-yard day (140 yards) as three different running backs rushed for a score.
  • Opened holes at San Francisco (10/2) for Elliott to rush for 138 yards - his second straight 100-yard game.
  • Against Cincinnati (10/9) helped Elliott to his third straight 130-yard game while blocking for an offense that had three rushing scores - the first three allowed by the Bengals this season.
  • At Green Bay (10/16) blocked for Elliott’s fourth straight 130-yard outing - first NFL rookie, 11th rusher overall to accomplish the feat - and the first player to rush for over 100 yards against the Packers this season. Also allowed Prescott to throw for a season-high three touchdown passes on 18-of-27 attempts.
  • Blocked for a season-high 39:39 time of possession as the team rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns while adding three more through the air at Cleveland (11/6).
  • Led the way for Dallas’ first 300-yard passer (Prescott-319), 100-yard receiver (Bryant-116) and 100-yard rusher (Elliott-114) since 2013 as the offense racked up its seventh straight 400-yard game.
  • Helped the offense to tie an NFL record with eight consecutive 400-yard games, finishing with 417 yards against Baltimore (11/20). The club scored points on each of its final eight drives.
  • Blocked for 163 yards on 30 carries (5.4) with three rushing touchdowns while allowing only one sack on 25 drop backs as Prescott completed 70.8% of his passes on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/24).
  • Against Tampa Bay (12/18) blocked for Elliott’s top rushing performance of the year (159 yards) as the offense rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 32 runs. Also helped Prescott to the second-highest completion percentage (88.9 - minimum 30 attempts) in NFL history. The offense had the ball for 36:04.
  • In the home finale against Detroit (12/26), the offense averaged 7.2 yards-per-play (375 yards on 52 plays), rushing for 164 yards on 30 carries (5.5) and two touchdowns and throwing for 222 yards and a sea- son-high four scores. It was only the third time since 2010 - and fourth since 2000 - that the Cowboys had six offensive touchdowns in a game.
  • In the Divisional Playoff Game against Green Bay (1/15/17), helped block for an offense that had a 100-yard rusher (Elliott-125), 100-yard receiver (Bryant-132) and a 300-yard passer (Prescott-302) for only the second time in team playoff history. The club also racked up 429 yards - seventh in a game in team playoff history.

2015:

  • Selected to play in his second straight Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games for the third straight season, allowing McFadden to rush for his second career 1,000-yard season. It was the first time in team history the Cowboys had two different rushers top 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
  • In the season-opening win over the N.Y. Giants (9/13), the line did not allow a sack on 45 drop backs as Tony Romo completed 80.0% of his passes (36-of-45) for 356 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • Helped the offense control the clock for 40:25 as the line yielded three sacks on 37 dropbacks as Dallas pass- ers (Romo and Brandon Weeden) completed 73.5% (25-of-34) of their passes in the win at Philadelphia (9/20).
  • Against Atlanta (9/27) blocked for an offense that averaged 6.0 yards-per-rush with four rushing touchdowns - the most by a Cowboys offense since four at Arizona (11/15/98). All four came in the first half, the second time in franchise history Dallas had four rushing touchdowns in a half - first half against the N.Y. Giants, 12/1/63.
  • Against Philadelphia (11/8) helped the offense rack up 411 yards as McFadden topped 100 rushing yards (117) and two receivers (Cole Beasley-112, and Bryant-104) topped 100 receiving yards to mark the first time since 1999 Dallas had a pair of 100-yard receivers along with a 100-yard rusher.
  • Blocked for an offense that rushed for 171 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries (8.6) at Green Bay (12/13).
  • McFadden rushed for his fifth 100-yard game and the line blocked for Kellen Moore’s NFL debut after he stepped in for Matt Cassel at the beginning of the second quarter against the N.Y. Jets (12/19).
  • In Moore’s first career start, did not yield a sack on 31 attempts as the running game averaged 4.8 yards-per- carry (25 for 121) at Buffalo (12/27).
  • The season finale against Washington (1/3/16) saw the offense rack up a season-high 512 yards, including 435 passing yards by Moore - sixth in a game in team history.

2014:

  • Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season, helping pave the way for the NFL’s rushing leader in Murray as the offense finished second in the league with 1,845 yards - tops in team history.
  • Was a key component helping Murray set a league record by rushing for at least 100 yards in each of the first eight games of the season.
  • Helped protect Romo to lead the NFL with club records for rating (113.2) and completion percentage (69.9).
  • Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl and was named to the All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL and All-NFC teams.
  • Blocked for Murray, who rushed for 167 yards (third in his career) and a touchdown on a career-best 29 carries in the win at Tennessee (9/14).
  • Led the way for Murray to rush for 100 yards - his third straight 100-yard game - and did not yield a sack in Dallas’ all-time greatest come-back win (without overtime) at St. Louis (9/21).
  • In the win over New Orleans (9/28), blocked for 190 yards and two scores on 35 runs (5.4) and allowed Murray to rush for 149 yards and both scores on 24 carries (6.5). Murray also was only the fourth rusher with four 100-yard games with at least one touchdown in each of the first four games of a season.
  • Helped lead Murray to his fifth straight 100-yard performance in the overtime win against Houston (10/5). Murray joined Jim Brown (1958) and O.J. Simpson (1973 and 1975) as the only running backs to rush for 100 yards in each of the first five games of a season.
  • Allowed Murray to join Brown (1958) as the only two men in NFL history with six straight 100-yard games to open a season after Murray rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown at Seattle (10/12).
  • Led Murray to his seventh straight 100-yard outing (128 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown) against the N.Y. Giants (10/19) to become the first player in NFL history with seven straight 100-yard games to open a season. Also helped the offense control the ball for 33:49 - the fourth game this season with 33:00-plus of possession, most since 1980.
  • In the comeback win at the N.Y. Giants (11/23), blocked for Murray’s 10th 100-yard game (121 yards) and allowed time for Romo to go 18-of-26 with 275 yards, four touchdowns no interceptions and a 143.4 rating - second in his career.
  • Guided Murray to his club-record tying 11th 100-yard game of the season with 179 yards - second in his career - and a touchdown in the Thursday night win at Chicago (12/4). Also protected Romo to complete 80.8% of his passes with three touchdowns, one sack and no picks for a 138.0 rating.
  • In the win at Philadelphia (12/14), helped the offense to a season-high 41:55 possession time.
  • Helped Romo complete a club-record 90.0% (18-of-20) of his passes with four touchdowns and a personal-best 151.7 rating in the NFC East clinching win against Indianapolis (12/21).
  • In the season-ending win at Washington (12/28), allowed Murray to break the club single-season rushing record (1,845) and the club-record for 100-yard games (12), finishing with 100 yards and a touchdown.
  • In the Wild Card Playoff Game against Detroit (1/4/15), blocked for Murray’s 75 rushing yards, his one-yard touchdown run and allowed Romo to throw for 293 yards, two touchdowns and 114.0 rating.
  • Helped block for Murray to rush for 123 yards (ninth in a postseason game in team history) and a touchdown on 25 carries (4.9) in the Divisional Playoff loss at Green Bay (1/11/15). Also allowed Romo to complete 78.9% (15-of-19) of his passes for 191 yards, two touchdowns and a rating of 143.6 while allowing four sacks.

2013:

  • After being selected in the first round (31st overall) in the NFL Draft, earned the starting center nod in training camp and started all 16 games.
  • Made his NFL debut as the starting center in the opening win over the N.Y. Giants (9/8). Became the first rookie to start a game at center for Dallas since Johnson in 2004 and the first rookie center to start a season opener for the Cowboys since Gurode in 2002.
  • Helped the offense rush for 193 yards, including 175 by Murray, as Romo threw three touchdown passes in the win over St. Louis (9/22).
  • Helped block for Romo against Denver (10/6), who finished with a club-record 506 yards with five touchdowns, completing 25-of-36 passes for a 140.0 rating. The offense gained 522 yards (tied for 12th in club history) and scored six touchdowns (tied for 11th).
  • Helped block for three Murray rushing touchdowns against Oakland (11/28). It was the first multi-rushing touch- down game by a Cowboy running back since Marion Barber had two at New Orleans (12/10/09) and the first three-score game since Julius Jones at Seattle (12/6/04).
  • Blocked for a running game that racked up 198 yards on 28 carries (7.1 avg.) and a passing game that gar- nered four touchdowns in the loss at Chicago (12/9).

COLLEGE:

  • Earned All-America first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and Pro Football Weekly after starting all 14 games at center and being credited with 19 touchdown-producing blocks and 87 knockdowns.
  • As a redshirt sophomore, started 13 games (11 at left guard, two at center) for the Badgers, missing one game with an MCL sprain suffered in the season opener.
  • Was redshirted as a sophomore because of veteran depth on the offensive line.
  • Made school history as the first true freshman to start on the offensive line in the season opener when he started at center against Northern Illinois.

PERSONAL:

  • Named a three-star prospect by Rivals.com as a three-time all-state selection and team captain at Big Foot High School.
  • Named the Beloit Daily News and Wisconsin State Journal Player of the Year as a senior, playing both offensive and defensive tackle and racking up 151 tackles, eight sacks, 26 tackles for losses, seven fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles through his career.
  • Also lettered three times in track and field and twice in wrestling.
  • Was a National Honor Society member and graduated early to enroll at Wisconsin for 2009 spring camp.
  • Earned his degree in engineering mechanics with an emphasis in computer engineering at Wisconsin.
  • Has a son, Oliver.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2013 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2013-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2014-17 Albertson’s All Star Gala benefiting the Salvation Army and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  • 2014-17 Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • 2014 NFL Play 60 clinic, London, England.
  • 2014 Fan Appreciation Pep Rally, London, England.
  • 2015-17 Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party host benefiting the North Texas Food Bank.
  • 2015 Albertson’s charity event
  • 2015-17 Reliant Home Run Derby benefiting the Salvation Army.
  • 2015 Built Ford Tough High School Player of the Year Banquet guest speaker.
  • WrestleMania 32 week community event Make-a-Wish Pizza Party at Dallas World Aquarium.
  • 2016 Fashion’s for First Downs Dallas Cowboys Women’s Charity Fashion Show.
  • 2016 My Cause My Cleats Campaign.
  • 2016 Offensive Line visit to North Texas Food Bank.
  • 2016 Ford Firehouse Renovation..
  • Fuel Up to Play60 Ambassador.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kickoff Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.

    Stats

    Career Stats

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    2016DAL1616
    2015DAL1616
    2014DAL1616
    2013DAL1616
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    Recent Games

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    17@PHIL 13-27
    16DETW 42-21
    15TBW 26-20
    14@NYGL 7-10
    13@MINW 17-15
    12WASW 31-26
    11BALW 27-17
    10@PITW 35-30
    9@CLEW 35-10
    8PHIW 29-23
    6@GBW 30-16
    5CINW 28-14
    4@SFW 24-17
    3CHIW 31-17
    2@WASW 27-23
    1NYGL 19-20

    fumbles

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    2016DAL1610------000
    2015DAL1610------000
    2014DAL16-----------
    2013DAL16-----------
    TOTAL 6420-00000000

    defensive

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    2016DAL162200-0-----
    2015DAL162110-0-----
    2014DAL163300-0-----
    2013DAL161100-0-----
    TOTAL 64871000000-0

    preseason

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    008/03/2017ARIW 18-2010
    108/12/2017@LAL 10-1311
    TOTAL 21

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    Chicago Bears1------
    Cincinnati Bengals1------
    Cleveland Browns1------
    Detroit Lions1------
    Green Bay Packers1------
    Minnesota Vikings1------
    New York Giants2------
    Philadelphia Eagles2------
    Pittsburgh Steelers1------
    San Francisco 49ers1------
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
    Washington Redskins2------

    fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

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    Outside Own Division1010----
    vs AFC Teams410----
    vs NFC Teams12------
    vs Own Division6------

    fumbles splits - split by MONTH

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    December4------
    January1------
    November410----
    October4------
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    fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

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    AT&T Stadium810----
    FedExField1------
    FirstEnergy Stadium1------
    Heinz Field1------
    Lambeau Field1------
    Levi's Stadium1------
    Lincoln Financial Field1------
    MetLife Stadium1------
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    fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

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    Losses3------
    Wins1310----

    fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

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    Mondays1------
    Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
    Sundays1310----

    defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

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    Baltimore Ravens10----------
    Chicago Bears10----------
    Cincinnati Bengals11100-0-----
    Cleveland Browns10----------
    Detroit Lions10----------
    Green Bay Packers10----------
    Minnesota Vikings10----------
    New York Giants21100-0-----
    Philadelphia Eagles20----------
    Pittsburgh Steelers10----------
    San Francisco 49ers10----------
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers10----------
    Washington Redskins20----------

    defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

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    Outside Own Division101100-0-----
    vs AFC Teams41100-0-----
    vs NFC Teams121100-0-----
    vs Own Division61100-0-----

    defensive splits - split by MONTH

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    December41100-0-----
    January10----------
    November40----------
    October41100-0-----
    September30----------

    defensive splits - split by STADIUM

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    AT&T Stadium81100-0-----
    FedExField10----------
    FirstEnergy Stadium10----------
    Heinz Field10----------
    Lambeau Field10----------
    Levi's Stadium10----------
    Lincoln Financial Field10----------
    MetLife Stadium11100-0-----
    U.S. Bank Stadium10----------

    defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

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    Losses31100-0-----
    Wins131100-0-----

    defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

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    Mondays10----------
    Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20----------
    Sundays132200-0-----
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