Cowboys Considering Whether To Put Frederick On IR To Clear Room For Irving

Josh Clark
October 05, 2018 - 11:32 am
Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys are considering whether to place center Travis Frederick on Injured Reserve to open a spot on the active roster for defensive tackle David Irving, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 

105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher has since reported that he expects the Cowboys to place Frederick on IR to create room for Irving.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked about Hill's report during his weekly interview with the GBAG Nation Friday and he appeared to indicate the move was a possibility. 

"I think we all know with the syndrome that Travis is involved with. Of course our deep concern with his overall health. No one of medicine can give you a time frame on when he will be in a position to make great strides on his strength," Jones said. 

"We now know something that we didn't know when he first realized that he had this syndrome. We know today how long it would take him to develop his play strength. We know today it would take X weeks before he will get back to play strength before he can play in a game. We're in better shape today to make a decision about IR for a few weeks than we were when we first learned of this."

Jones was then asked if the number of weeks they believe it will take Frederick to get his play strength back exceeds the number of weeks left in the season, Jones said, "no." 

If Frederick is placed on IR, he is eligible to return after 8 weeks, which means the earliest he can return to the field would be week 13. 

Frederick announced that he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome on August 22. 

"My doctors have told me that it is not possible to determine a time table for a return to the field right now, but I am hopeful that I will be able to play as soon as possible," Frederick said in his statement at the time.

Frederick recently indicated that once he overcomes GBS, it's highly unlikely to plague him again. In the meantime, he's remained with the team, in meetings and on the sideline, serving essentially as an assistant coach.