East Rutherford, NJ (WNN) — New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is making the most of what appears to be a make-or-break season.
While New York’s 1-3 record isn’t what he wanted to go in Sunday’s game in Dallas against the NFC ex-leading Cowboys (3-1), Jones is giving every indication that the Giants will take him to No. I didn’t make a mistake. 6 in the 2019 draft.
Duke Product is leading the Giants in a run of 188 yards, hitting 67 percent of his passes for 1,184 yards and four TDs and not making many mistakes. He has two turnovers, a rumble and an end-half heve that was intercepted.
Jones had a career game last Sunday, rallying New York to a 27-21 overtime win from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit over the Saints in New Orleans. He threw 402 yards and two touchdowns, ran for a 2-point conversion and had a 108.5 quarterback rating.
Because of the effort, Jones was selected as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week and it gave the Giants some life after consecutive game losses in the final game.
“I think winning in this league is difficult and it’s not easy,” Jones said on Wednesday. “It comes with a lot of hard work and preparation.”
Since replacing two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in the lineup in the third game of the ’19 season, Jones has a 9-21 record as a starter. It’s not good, but the Giants had some bad teams over the past two-plus seasons.
The judge dismissed the award announced on Wednesday, saying it was a team award. The line, running back and receiver all contributed to Jones’ effort.
Coach Joe Judge said, “Obviously, what he’s done is taking advantage of opportunities and that’s what we preach to all of our players.” “When an opportunity comes to you, you can’t force it, but when it does, you have to handle it properly. Obviously they did it. It’s what has propelled our team to success. I see him improving every day.”
Jones kept swirling around the question of whether he was watching the field better this season or whether the game had slowed down.
“I think football is different from baseball — it’s a team game, there’s 10 other people you’re counting on,” he said. “Those people being open, those who are protecting the front, are a huge factor in that and people have done that at a high level. I think it’s big. I think watching it (and) being confident in what you’re seeing is also always a part of playing the situation. “
Jones’ previous high for yard passes in Washington in his rookie season was 352. The 400-yard game was the first by a Giants QB since Manning threw for 434 yards against Philadelphia in 2017.
Jones will face a much better Cowboys defense this week. Dallas is in first place with Buffalo with a plus-7 turnover difference. Cowboys cornerback Trayvon Diggs leads the NFL with five interceptions.
“I think it’s a good group, a very talented group,” Jones said. “They play fast, play hard. Talked about some of those guys who made plays, they’ve swung the ball too far, took the ball away and affected the game.
Notes: S Jabril Peppers, WR Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton – all hamstrings – did not participate in Wednesday’s one-hour workout, along with LT Andrew Thomas (leg) and DL Leonard Williams (knee).
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