Coach Jason Garrett was roaming the halls of Cowboys team headquarters at Valley Ranch on Thursday after the final off-season practice when he crossed paths with first-round pick Travis Frederick.

The center from Wisconsin spent the last month running with the first team in practices and has done more than held his own.

Garrett stopped Frederick and asked, “You feel different than you did 12 weeks ago?”

Frederick quickly replied, “It’s amazing.”

This exchange had nothing to do with Frederick trimming his bushy beard. The 22-year-old has certainly grown up in his first few weeks in the NFL and appears set to be the Cowboys’ opening-game starter.