Cowboys officially placed retired center Travis Frederick on the reserve/retired list
Cowboys Nation was surprised back in March when center Travis Frederick announced his retirement. It is only now the team officially placed Frederick on the reserve/retired list.
The reasoning behind the length of the long wait is the Cowboys wanted to spread his cap hit over two years instead of allowing his $12M hit only in 2020. This move was expected to open up cap space this season.
The Cowboys now officially have an extra $7M in cap space and many are wondering where they will be spending it. Negotiations are still happening with Dak Prescott, so the team may pick up a few more free agents that are available.
Frederick opted to retire despite starting every game during the 2019 season and earned his fifth Pro Bowl appearance. During the 2018 season, he sat out due to his auto-immune disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The Cowboys are now looking at players such as Joe Looney, who replaced Frederick during the 2018 season, as the starting center for this upcoming season.