Dallas Cowboys All-Pro center Travis Frederick was forced to miss the entirety of the 2018 season to get treatment for an auto-immune disease. The team maintained confidence throughout the year that Frederick would return to them eventually, and it looks like they were right.
In a radio interview with WFAA per The Score, Frederick stated that he now feels close to “90 to 95 percent” recovered from his treatment.
He added in the interview that he hopes to attend the Cowboys first workouts in April.
Frederick was the 31st overall pick by Dallas in the 2013 NFL draft and quickly emerged as one of the top centers in the NFL.
In his first five years he made four Pro Bowls and was named First-Team All-Pro in 2016. He earned Second-Team All-Pro honors in 2014 and 2015.
In those five years, Frederick did not miss a start. To date, he has played in 80 regular season games and three playoff games.
The Cowboys were able to make due without Frederick in 2018, going 10-6 and winning the NFC East title. But the running game, in which Frederick has been one of the best blockers during his career, regressed without him in the line.
If he does make his return on time for the 2019 NFL season, Frederick should certainly be an early contender for NFL Comeback Player of the Year.