Cowboys vs. Jets Sunday Night Football: Emotions to Run High on Anniversary
It will be very difficult for both the Jets and Cowboys players to focus on the game-at-hand Sunday night, with the 10 year anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC in the back of everyone's mind.
Rex Ryan has already expressed the amount of pressure he is feeling, and I imagine Jason Garrett feels the same way.
Ryan told ESPN:
"The significance of it, it's stronger than any game I've ever felt. I feel more pressure on this game for whatever reason than any game I've ever coached it seems like."
The fact that Ryan has coached in the past two AFC Championships and is calling this the most pressure he has felt tells you a lot about the scope of this game.
The Jets have plenty of pre-game plans to honor the victims of 9-11, a full list of which can be found here. This list includes every fan receiving an American flag as they enter the stadium, and what should be a very emotional halftime show that includes family members of those who were lost on September 11th.
The Jets are taking on what many call 'America's Team' but on this night I wouldn't be surprised to see many fans cheering on the team from New York. Plaxico Burress told ESPN that, "you can't ask for a better stage."
If the earlier ceremonies at other NFL games are any indication of what is to come in MetLife Stadium tonight, this game will be one that is remembered for years, as much for the pre and mid game ceremonies as it will be for the game itself.
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