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Romo: Cowboys have player in Travis Frederick

OXNARD, Calif. – It has not taken Tony Romo long to get to like center Travis Frederick, the Cowboys’ first-round pick.

“I think they picked a good one there,” Romo said. “He’ll be a guy who’s going to help us for a long time. People were talking about whether or not we reached for him, I guess at the time, but he’s a good football player and we got a good first-round draft pick there.”

Romo did not take his first snaps from Frederick until training camp began because of offseason surgery to remove a cyst. The poor quarterback-center exchanges have been few and far between, but Romo likes Frederick’s overall game.

“He’s still growing as a player,” Romo said. “He’s still got a lot to learn, but he’s a smart kid, good anchor. He’s strong. He’s tough. I think he’s got a real bright future.”