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Sunday, August 4, 2013
Travis Frederick's poise catches eye

By Todd Archer

CANTON, Ohio -- Unlike some of the other starters, Travis Frederick will not have any easy night in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game against Miami.

The first-round pick will look to play a lot against the Dolphins at center and at guard, and not just because of lack of depth on the interior of the offensive line. The Dallas Cowboys want to test him as much as possible leading up to the regular season.

So far through training camp, Frederick has been solid. Troubles with the exchange with Tony Romo have been few and far between, which is far different from the issues the Cowboys had last year. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan laughed when the subject of shotgun snaps came up, knowing trouble lurks around the corner, but he has liked what Frederick has done.

“Travis has really come in and played with remarkable poise from Day 1,” Callahan said. “He has a little bit of a veteran presence. It’s interesting. You go through the entirety of practice and you don’t notice him. Sometimes that’s because he’s blended in and fit in so well, and he’s doing pretty good.”