Plaxico Burress admits that his emotions might get the better of him during Sunday's game -- his first regular-season action since 2008, after which he served a 20-month prison sentence for illegal gun possession.
"I kind of go over in my mind what it's going to feel like, but I don't even know," Burress told the Star-Ledger on Tuesday. "When I get out there, if whatever happens, if I shed a few tears or whatever that may be, the world will see it. But I'm excited. I don't want to start pressing, just let it come to me. I have a long season ahead of me, just let the plays come."
The former New York GiantsSuper Bowl hero said he wants to make sure he does all he can to fit into the Jets' offense.
"Just focus on the game, seeing the whole game as I'm playing," he said. "When I first got here, the first few practices, the first couple preseason games, I was so focused on myself and putting myself in the right position, where I needed to be. Now, it's time for me to really start to understand the concept of the whole team offense."
Burress, who caught a touchdown pass in his preseason debut for the Jets, said he is completely healthy after an ankle injury early in camp.
"You can't ask for a better stage," Burress said. "Especially, with everything going on with the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 and playing America's Team, the Cowboys. It's the first Sunday night game of the year. ... you just can't set a better stage for the things that we want to accomplish as a team. We're just embracing it. I think we're going to go out and handle our business. It's a good time."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.