Further down, buds seem OK, round and firm. The wood is firm, and the pith is white. This wood looks alive.
It's not bad to prune the branches back, even without freeze-kill. Makes the tree more bushy. Might encourage brebas. Not sure about that.
Still anxious to see if they grow. I have more hope now than I did when we had that 8°F several days in one week.
There is also damage on other fig trees. Smith looks especially concerning. More, later