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Frederick Not 'Tripping' Over Last Week's Flags 


That's the thing about Thanksgiving week – there's really no time to look back.

And even though the NFL reportedly has admitted last week's two tripping penalties against the Cowboys should've been non-calls, center Travis Frederick said the focus has to be on the Bills, who come to town for Thursday's game at AT&T Stadium.

"We don't have time to dwell on the past. We have to play a game here in about 48 hours," Frederick said on Tuesday. "We've got to move forward and let it go."

But considering Frederick was flagged for the second tripping call, which wiped out a first down in the final two minutes and ultimately cost the Cowboys a chance to win the game, he was at least happy to hear the NFL's position on the matter.

"It's a good thing that we get an opportunity to hear some feedback on that, so that we know," Frederick said. "I said after the game that I don't fully understand the rule if that's the case. Really, it's about moving forward and making sure those penalties don't get called again. So whenever we have a holding penalty, we're always reaching out, trying to figure out what it is that we did. … And so had it been tripping, it would have been really nice to know what it was. I'm glad to know that isn't the case and I'll continue to use that maneuver in my game."

But Frederick also said it doesn't make him feel much better about it, especially since it won't change the outcome of Sunday's defeat.

"Yeah, it doesn't do any good," he said. "But it also doesn't do any good to be frustrated by it because it's past."

Frederick said he hasn't been called for tripping in his career and certainly hadn't seen it flagged multiple times.

"I think it's surprising that you get two of them in a game. The timing of the calls, that's not something that you think about while you're out there," Frederick said. "You're thinking about how to execute the plays, what we need to do to get a first down and that kind of thing. The timing of it isn't something I was concerned with."