Cowboys center Phil Costa said he will welcome first-round draft pick Travis Frederick and the competition with him.

“You don’t get anywhere by being a certain way as an older guy to a younger guy,” Costa said Wednesday at Cowboys Golf Club during the team’s annual tournament for sponsors.

“You’ve got to treat everybody with respect and as a teammate, and especially a guy who’s in the O-line room. We take our group serious, and we’re a tight-knit group.”

Costa, who made the Cowboys as an undrafted player in 2010, said Frederick “seems like a great guy” but sees his addition as just more competition.

“I came into the league, every day was a fight, and still every day is a fight,” he said. “I look at it, it’s a competition, a challenge. I think competition really brings out the best in everyone.”

Costa said he has recovered from a broken ankle that ended his season in Week 7 last season at Carolina.

The Cowboys showed faith in him when they signed him to a two-year extension worth $2.7 million in March.

“I guess you never really know how an injury’s going to heal up,” he said. “Literally every day, I have the mentality, ‘Win the day,’ whether it’s with an injury or football. Just putting everything together to get 100 percent.”