"Travis has done a great job," quarterback Tony Romo said, according to the Cowboys' official website. "They picked a good one there. He's going to be a guy who's going to help us a lot for a long time. I don't know whether people are talking about whether or not we reached for him and stuff like that I guess at the time, but he's (a) good football player and we got a good first-round draft pick there."
Frederick is a former college engineer whose intelligence has been cited as one of his positive attributes.
"He's still growing as a player, he's still got a lot of things to learn in the NFL, but he's a smart kid," Romo said. "He's got a good anchor, he's strong, he's tough, so I think he's got a real bright future."