The Dallas Cowboys are managing fine without All-Pro C Travis Frederick, but they would certainly love to have him back as they continue their playoff push. Unfortunately, the latest update on Frederick’s game readiness is far from promising.
In a recent interview, Frederick admitted that “it would be a longshot” for him to play in the Cowboys’ remaining regular season games, but that his strength has returned.
“I feel very good about being able to play next year,” Frederick said. “We don’t know what the top end (of recovery) is going to be. There could be something lingering or permanent damage that we don’t know about but based on the tests and the things we’ve seen we don’t think there is (damage to the actual nerves).”
Frederick has been dealing with an autoimmune disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) that causes muscle weakness.
Travis Frederick admits it would be a longshot to play this season with four games left but his strength has returned from his battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome to the point where he feels like he did during training camp. He was diagnosed in camp… https://t.co/qmGVInjRbn
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) December 5, 2018
Frederick is a four-time Pro Bowler who had never missed a start for the Cowboys prior to his GBS diagnosis in training camp.
In 2016, Frederick earned First-Team All-Pro honors while snapping the ball to then-rookie QB Dak Prescott en route to a 13-3 season and an NFC East title.
The Cowboys replaced Frederick at Center with converted-Guard Joe Looney.