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Cowboys now have zero players on their active roster from their 2013 draft

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Not ideal, but not the end of the world.

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Saturday afternoon saw the Dallas Cowboys make two much-discussed moves official when they placed Travis Frederick and Terrance Williams on injured reserve.

Frederick has been dealing with the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome since before the season began, and Terrance Williams has fallen out of favor with the team in addition to effects of a prior foot injury creeping up.

Since we haven’t seen Frederick this year at all, and Williams has been used so sparingly, the moves hardly influence the 2018 Dallas Cowboys as we’ve seen them through four games. However, their absences from the 53-man roster do mean something.

With no Frederick and no Williams on the roster, the Dallas Cowboys are now operating without a single member of their 2013 draft class for the first time. You’ll remember:

  • 1: Travis Frederick
  • 2: Gavin Escobar
  • 3: Terrance Williams
  • 3: J.J. Wilcox
  • 4: B.W. Webb
  • 5: Joseph Randle
  • 6: DeVonte Holloman

This draft class whittled itself down quite early on with only Travis and Terrance seeing second contracts from the Cowboys. The status of Travis Frederick the football player moving forward is still unknown although all parties are optimistic that he will return at some point; obviously we’re all hoping the best for him in his life as the priority. It seems like Terrance Williams could have possibly played his last game with the team.

We’re only five years out of this draft, but such is life in the NFL. Here today, gone tomorrow, and whatever time in between was hopefully prosperous.