49ers punter Andy Lee insisted Tuesday that he would not treat the Dallas Cowboys' video scoreboard like a 2,100-inch bull's-eye.
"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.
Still, the speculation is mounting that scoreboard might have to be raised. Currently, the board is 90 feet off the field and stretches from one 20-yard line to the other.
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."
Lee, who made the Pro Bowl in 2007, has a career average of 44.4. He said the only time he ever hit anything was the low roof at the University of Pittsburgh practice facility.
So, really "... he's not tempted at all by the Dallas
"Maybe in warm-ups," Lee said with a smile.