Former Badger Frederick returns to Cowboys after missing 2018

Big Foot grad started every game since 2013

Former Wisconsin all-American center Travis Frederick’s back where he belongs- on the football field. The Cowboys seventh-year center missed all of last season after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome, a disorder where the immune system attacks the body’s immune system.

This week, Frederick made his return to training camp.

“I think it’s just one of the steps,” Frederick said after his first practice. “There have been days that have been emotional, and feel like a huge step.”

“He’s just one of those guys who loves ball, wants to work at it,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. “So well respected by his teammates. And it’s fun for all of us to see him out there.”

Frederick’s at full participation, but he doesn’t feel like it’s a complete comeback- yet. “It’s another day. There’s gonna be a lot of steps on the way back. There’s been a lot of steps on the way to where we are now. This is just another one.”

Frederick has started every game since the Cowboys drafted before the 2013 season. The Big Foot high school grad is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and he was an All-Pro in 2016.