Plaxico Burress must always be tracked. But he really has to be tracked coming off benchings, and against the Cowboys.
In Week 3 of the 2005 season, the Giants benched Burress for the first quarter for violating team rules, and the next week against the Rams, he started and had a career-high 10 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
Last Sunday, the Giants benched Burress for the first quarter for missing a treatment session for his sore neck and shoulder. Now Burress is expected to start against the Cowboys, a team he has five touchdown catches against in his last five games.
Dallas also could wind up starting two rookie cornerbacks, Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick. Slowing down Burress could turn out to be the ultimate rookie challenge.