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Cowboys Open To Discussing Possible Contract Extension With Frederick

OXNARD, Calif. – The Cowboys exercised their fifth-year option on Travis Frederick's contract in April, but they'd like to keep their All-Pro center around for many more years.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said discussions currently aren't scheduled regarding a possible contract extension, but "there's probably a good chance we'll be talking to Travis and his representatives if he's open to it."

"Travis has been great for us," Jones said. "Not only is he a great football player on the field, he represents, as (head coach) Jason (Garrett) said with most of our guys, what you want off the field. He's a guy that we want to be around here."

Frederick, the second of three offensive linemen drafted by the Cowboys in the first round since 2011, has made two Pro Bowls and All-Pro teams in his first three seasons.

The Cowboys signed left tackle Tyron Smith, the ninth overall pick in 2011, to an eight-year extension back in 2014 as he entered his fourth season. Frederick could be the next to get a long-term deal at some point.

Right guard Zack Martin, the team's first-round pick in 2014, has three years remaining on his rookie contract. The Cowboys must be mindful of the salary cap, but clearly they'd like to keep all three All-Pros on the offensive line for a long time.

"It's a challenge, but it's a great one to have," Jones said. "I wish we had them at every position because you're talking about three quality, quality guys on and off the field. That's what you want and certainly we want to keep those guys together."

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