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While he spent all last week getting ready for his Vikings debut against the New York Jets, “in the back of my mind I knew that the Cowboys were going to be the first game that I get back in the Metrodome, so I kind of had that date circled, too.”

Circled, but not also highlighted and underlined like he did earlier in his career.

“I think my family life and my children and the good people around me have helped me mature mentally, being able to look past that stuff,” Moss said. “Now I feel comfortable just going out there and just playing ball, because I think the NFL knows what they’re getting from Randy Moss. … A lot of that animosity and anger has left, but still at the same time, I’ve put those words into the term compete. I still like to go out there and compete, but I like to do it at a high level.”