Back in late March, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick hung up his boots after a seven-season NFL career. This has left the Cowboys in a quandary, because they do not have anyone in the middle of their offensive line. Inspite of this, the 29-year old is confident that his former team will be fine without him.
“The team is set up extremely well. The front office did a great job of getting people in place,” Frederick told Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “On paper, it looks like a really, really solid team. They have a chance to go far.”
With no Travis Frederick, Joe Looney may be the ideal candidate to step up to the plate and take over. Looney did the same when Frederick missed most of the 2018 season. Apparently, he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, though he has fortunately received treatment. Backup plans include rookie center Tyler Biadasz, so the Cowboys have their bases covered.
“I’m excited to see them and watch them, and hopefully provide some outside guidance,” Frederick said. “I know whoever takes over at center will be well-cared for.”
Since retiring, Frederick has devoted himself to his charity, “The Blocking Hunger Foundation,”. This charity provides food for children in lower-income families and it has gained prominence since the COVID-19 outbreak.
“People are out of work, and more important children are out of school and they lost access to free meals,” Frederick said. “We have seen an increase in demand. It’s difficult because people have less money to help out. We are doing our best.”
Aside from that, the ex Dallas Cowboys player is trying to trim down from 320 pounds. Fortunately, he is making good progress at 285 and he is not easing up on the cardio. However, he does not lift heavy weights to maintain his strength and is steadily losing weight.
With regard to his teams chances, Frederick is trying to stay realistic. However, the former All-Pro believes that they can “go far,” which would be a welcome notion after a disappointing 2019 campaign.