Cowboys: Frederick making late case for All-Pro
The Dallas Cowboys surprised many when they selected Travis Frederick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. However the young center has certainly lived up to the team’s expectations through his first two seasons, with a +14.6 grade as a rookie, and a +14.7 overall grade so far this season. Frederick’s recent performances have marked him out as the form center in the NFL, and a potential All-Pro in 2014.
Since Week 10, Frederick has posted five consecutive game grades of a least +1.6, with a league leading +15.3 during that time period. The past two weeks have been particularly impressive with a +6.3 grade in Week 14 and a +4.9 in Week 15. League leading marks at the position which earned him back-to-back appearances on our All-Star Team of the Week.
Frederick’s best work has come in the run game as his +11.4 run blocking grade has helped pave the way for DeMarco Murray‘s remarkable season. However he has also held his own in the passing game, conceding just one sack and 13 total pressures for a 97.8 Pass Blocking Efficiency, sixth-best among starting centers.