FRISCO, Texas– Since joining the Cowboys, Travis Frederick has been committed to stopping childhood hunger in the Dallas area through his personal foundation.
To help further that mission Sunday night, the Pro Bowl center brought a few friends.
Frederick, current and former Cowboys, and North Texas Food Bank hosted the 14th annual "Taste of the Cowboys" at The Star in Frisco – a special tailgate event benefiting North Texas Food Bank's child programs.
"It's a great event for us to come out and support because they're helping people in need and helping to fight hunger," Frederick said.
Event guests had the opportunity to bid on auction items and sample tailgate food stations from 30 North Texas restaurants and chefs. Current and former players lined up at different stations to serve food for fans in a meet-and-greet format. Ex-Cowboys in attendance included Keith Davis, Bradie James, Jay Saldi, Chad Hennings, Preston Pearson and Cory Proctor.
For the last several years, the offensive line has been the foundation of the Cowboys' roster. They've used strong communication to set the tone for the offense in the run and pass game.
So it's no surprise that Frederick and several of his fellow linemen showed up together for Sunday's event, presented by Caliber Collision.
"It's not really hard to convince O-linemen to come out and get free food and drink," Frederick said. "It's fun to get the guys out here and to try the food and try some new restaurants. It's a lot of fun and I'm happy to be here."
Last year's tailgate provided access to 1.45 million meals for children in need.
"I think it's one of the great events that we do," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "It just does so much good for so many people. They're raised a ton of money for so many years. It's great the Cowboys are involved and great that all these incredible chefs come out and give us a chance to sample their food. The music is great.
"It's just a great night and a lot of fun and does a lot of good for a lot of people."