Travis Frederick had shoulder surgery, expected to take part in offseason work

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Cowboys center Travis Frederick missed the entire 2018 season after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and said in December that he feels “very good” about his chances of returning to the field in 2019.

Head coach Jason Garrett announced on Monday that Frederick had shoulder surgery last week, but that does not lessen the chances that the center will be back in action. Garrett indicated the opposite was true because the operation was designed to clean up a labrum issue that would have presented a bigger issue to Frederick if it went untreated.

“I think it’s very positive,” Garrett said. He’s gotten stronger and stronger. He’s worked very hard in the weight room to get himself back and we do anticipate him, if things continue the way they do, to be involved in our off-season program right from the get-go.”

Getting Frederick back at full strength would be a big plus for the Cowboys as they try to build on this year’s division title and playoff win. He’s been named to two All-Pro teams and four Pro Bowls since entering the league.