When the Cowboys drafted Travis Frederick in the first round, there were two widespread reactions.
The first was that the Cowboys may have reached to take Frederick at that point in the draft. The second grew out of the first as many inferred that Frederick’s selection gave him the prime position in the battle for the starting center job in 2013.
He may have that position, but nothing is set in stone yet. In a preview of the offensive line on the Cowboys website, Rowan Kavner suggests that Frederick could wind up switching to guard if that “proves a better fit” for the rest of the line. Hulk Hogan’s prospective son-in-law Phil Costa would likely handle the center job if such a switch were made while right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau cedes his spot in the starting lineup to Frederick. There doesn’t seem to be any suggestion that Frederick won’t wind up as a starter, although, again, nothing’s written in stone.
However the Cowboys decide to line up come the fall, the players selected for the lineup have to be more effective than they were during the 2012 season. Interior line play was a serious weakness for Dallas and improving it will be essential to a better showing from the offensive unit as a whole.