Travis Frederick retirement causes yet more issues for Cowboys

As we venture further into the NFL offseason, we are met with yet another surprise. Dallas Cowboys centre Travis Frederick has announced his retirement at the age of 29.

Frederick is another name that we can add to the growing list of players retiring early from the NFL.

The announcement was made on Monday via Instagram.

Frederick was drafted by the Cowboys 31st overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. He went on to make five Pro Bowls and had one All-Pro selection.

He was a part of the great Dallas Cowboy offensive line trio which included two-time All-Pro tackle Tyrone Smith and four-time All-Pro Zack Martin.

He helped running backs such as Demarco Murray, Darren McFadden and Ezekiel Elliott have 1,000 rushing yard seasons and blocked for quarterbacks such as Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.

However, in August of 2018 Frederick was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. He missed the 2018 season and then played a full season in 2019.

“I could no longer perform at my highest level.”


“Playing well is not what I expect of myself and its not what my teammates deserve” Travis said in his Instagram post.

With this shock retirement another gaping hole is left in the Dallas Cowboys offence and they have lost their offensive commander.

With the draft coming up this may have shaken up Dallas’ plans as they have lost a big part of that great offensive line.

It looks like now the season ahead could be a long one for the Dallas Cowboys.

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