UPDATE: The Dallas Morning News notes that Frederick is still getting more information on the stinger issue, so all options are still on the table. While the headline of “surgery not ruled out” is technically true, as of now there has been no medical opinion indicating they would be leaning in that direction. In fact, they haven’t received any bad news to this point.
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Jerry Jones isn’t a doctor, but he plays one on TV, or on the radio as is the case today. Jones was on 105.3 The Fan this morning and discussed the latest on Travis Frederick. The Cowboys star center was going back for another opinion on the stingers that have been plaguing him since the Cowboys were out in Oxnard. Frederick went to see a specialist out there and was given the all clear, so we thought this particular incident was behind us. But yesterday we found out that Frederick was going back for a second opinion, or possibly a third. That threw Cowboys fans into an anxiety bubble.
Dr. Jerry Jones is here to clear the air, and if he is to be believed, it’s all good.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said Travis Frederick received good news yesterday from the second opinion he got on his neck. Jones expects Frederick and Zack Martin to play Week 1— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 21, 2018
Not only was it good news for Frederick, but Jones confirmed the Cowboys expect Zack Martin to also be ready for the September 9th opener on the road against the Carolina Panthers. Frederick and Martin form a rock-solid interior tandem in the Cowboys offensive line and are crucial to the team’s chances at success in 2018. Let’s hope Dr. Jerry is right.