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Mailbag: Week 1 MVP Of Training Camp?


Many players have been praised through the first week of camp. Who is your week 1 MVP, and who is showing you signs that they may become camp MVP? - JAMES PEARCE / DALLAS, TX

Bryan: I think Maliek Collins has been outstanding. He might not win the award as the MVP but him and Tyron Smith have been outstanding. It's about consistent each day and those two have not disappointed one bit. 

Rob: Maliek Collins and Dorance Armstrong have been impressive for the defensive line, but the entire secondary has been flying around the last few days. I'll say Xavier Woods. He's showing command back there at free safety and his Tuesday interception on Dak Prescott was a perfect read. Maybe the defense is in line for more takeaways this year with Woods leading them.

Do the coaches have enough confidence in Brett Maher to essentially hand him the job with little to no competition? I ask because it seems like that's what's happening right now. I would think they would bring in a veteran kicker with a little bit more experience than Kasey Redfern if they really wanted someone to compete with Maher for the job.AUSTIN

Bryan: They wanted a camp leg and that's exactly what they got. They have confidence in Maher, and unless he's injured in the preseason that's going to be your kicker in Week 1.

Rob: Kasey Redfern did struggle on field goal attempts Friday, and he's primarily been a punter in the league. I do think there's plenty of confidence that Maher will build on what he did last year. We talk about young guys getting better on offense and defense all the time, and he's got one year in the league now. That said, you're always competing against somebody – whether it's somebody on the current roster or somebody out there in free agency.