NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported, via a source who has seen the contract, that Frederick received a $3.38 million signing bonus. The 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, New York Giants running back David Wilson, got just under $7 million, per Rapoport.
Frederick widely was viewed as one of the biggest reaches in this year's draft. Several teams reportedly had late-round grades on the Wisconsin center, and the Cowboys' leaked draft board even revealed a second-round grade.
On a positive note, Frederick ran with the first-team offense all season. Although he's technically competing with Phil Costa, all signs point toward the rookie starting from Day 1.
In a best-case scenario, the Cowboys will have their version of Nick Mangold to join left tackle Tyron Smith in anchoring the offensive line. NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt believes Frederick actually compares favorably to the New York Jets' All-Pro.
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