Part of Romo's responsibility is setting the protections with calling out the middle linebacker. The offensive line follows the assignment. If Frederick can take that responsibility away from Romo, then Romo can worry more about the coverage.
"I'm going to try and do as much as I can to take as much as I can off Tony that he was doing before for the offensive line," Frederick said. 'Not necessarily because I was a rookie or this or that, but because, if I can see it better, that's going to take one thing off his plate and that's going to help the team as a whole."
“He’s been a Minute One starter for us,” Garrett said. “He’s done a good job. I feel like we’re stronger up front than we’ve been in probably the last three years, and that’s a good thing for your football team. He’s a big reason for that."