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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Travis Frederick still an option at guard?

By Todd Archer

OXNARD, Calif. -- In a perfect world there would not be a question as to where Travis Frederick would line up on Sept. 8 against the New York Giants.

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The Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line situation is far from a perfect world, considering all of the interior linemen who have been hurt, so Frederick will continue to start at center and see time at guard in the preseason.

“I think all combinations are alive,” offensive coordinator Bill Callahan said. “We just haven’t settled on one. We’ll see how they respond and make our plans accordingly.”

Frederick has taken every first-team snap at center in training camp, with Phil Costa working with the second team. If the Cowboys go with the best-five theory, then perhaps they could move Costa to center and Frederick to guard depending on the health of Nate Livings and Ronald Leary.

Even with Leary out for the rest of the preseason and Livings a question mark to play in an exhibition game, the plan is to continue to play Frederick at right guard.

And Callahan threw in this cryptic quote regarding the line as well, which would seem to mean Brian Waters is still a possibility.

“We haven’t announced anything, and we’re not going to until after the game,” Callahan said. “We’ll look at some other combinations possibly or maybe just stay where we’re at. We’ll get a good evaluation.”