I know this is already old news, but I think it's good to remember those who had a reasonable take on the Frederick pick instead of just buying into the initial overreactions like so many even otherwise reasonable analysts did... Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) and Shane P Hallum (@ShanePHallam) deserve credit here... They make similar sound comments on their Round 1 Review Podcast (Cowboys starting at 87:16)
"The Cowboys opted to move down after all the players they had been targeting at #18 (Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson, Texas S Kenny Vaccaro and Alabama OT D.J. Fluker) were already off the board. It is kind of odd that they passed on Florida DT Sharrif Floyd though, who would have addressed the need for a difference-maker in the middle of their new 4-3 scheme. Dallas has been criticized for this choice but it wasn’t nearly as bad as some have made it out to be. Frederick was the top rated center in this class by most and there had been rumblings that he could sneak into the latter part of round one for months. In fact, most felt Frederick was a better prospect than his former teammate Peter Konz, who was a second rounder a year ago and started for the Falcons as a rookie. Teams know exactly what they are getting with Badger offensive linemen and Frederick certainly fits that blue-collar mold. Frederick is limited athletically but is is a big, tough, powerful blocker with a nasty temperament and the type of blocker Dallas looks for on the interior. So just to recap, the Cowboys chose a player in the proper range who addresses a need and profiles as a ten-year stalwart. Perhaps I'm missing something but what’s not to like aisde from the sexiness factor?"
(Considering that Jerry gets blamed for too often going after the sexy pick, not having a sexiness factor is actually a plus.)