Cowboys sign Travis Frederick

AP

The Cowboys and Anthony Spencer have stopped talking contract, but the team has reached an agreement with their first round pick from April’s draft.

Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Cowboys have signed center Travis Frederick. Like all first-rounders, Frederick’s deal is for four years with an option for a fifth year that the team can exercise at a salary equal to the average of the 3rd-25th top-paid centers in the league.

With Frederick under contract, the Cowboys have now signed all of their picks.

Frederick was installed as the team’s starter pretty much the moment they handed in the pick, which some pundits thought was a reach at the end of the first round. Frederick said during offseason workouts that he was determined to prove people wrong about that assessment and it would be a major boost to the Cowboys if he’s able to do that. Their interior line play was not good at all during the 2012 season and they’ll need that to change in a big way if they’re going to find their way back to a winning record.