Andy Lee says that he won’t try to hit the Cowboys new scoreboard:
49ers punter Andy Lee insisted Tuesday that he would not treat the Dallas Cowboys’ video scoreboard like a 2,100-inch bull’s-eye. Really. Honestly. “Don’t lie. You want to break it,” kicker Joe Nedney yelled, eavesdropping on Lee’s testimony. The 49ers play on Saturday at new Cowboys Stadium. In the opener for the $1.2 billion stadium last week, Titans punter A.J. Trapasso boomed a ball off the underside of the gigantic video screen.
The ball was ultimately ruled dead and the down was replayed. The scene irritated Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who accused Trapasso of goofing around. “How high is high if somebody wants to sit there and kick straight up?” Jones told reporters. Lee said he saw Trapasso’s bank shot last week. But he said the focus will be on the game rather than the implicit double-dare. “It’s something you can’t worry about,” Lee said. “You have to go out there and not change anything. Otherwise you might start messing things up. I’m trying to get ready for the regular season.” So, really “… he’s not tempted at all by the Dallas scoreboard? “Maybe in warm-ups,” Lee said with a smile.