LOS ANGELES (105.3 THE FAN) – The Cowboys have agreed to terms with Travis Frederick on a six-year contract extension that will make him the highest-paid center in the league, Dallas COO Stephen Jones confirmed with me during the first half of his team’s exhibition opener at the Rams.READ MORE: Child Protective Services Investigating After Haltom City Police Find 1-Year-Old Alone In Street At Night
Frederick’s contract (first noted by NFL.com) is worth $56.4 million, with $18.2 million fully guaranteed and $28.2 million in total guarantees.
Its total value surpasses the $45-mil deal Atlanta recently gave center Alex Mack.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
Frederick (who up until Saturday was scheduled to make about $2 mil this year and about $8 mil next year) has been a Pro Bowler in each of the past two seasons and is a key to Dallas’ potentially NFL-best offensive line.
The Cowboys view him as a “team-captain-type’’ and as the best center in the NFL … and will now pay him that way.MORE NEWS: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
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