EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are “optimistic” about quarterback Daniel Jones being able to play this week in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals. Jones missed Sunday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks with a hamstring damage.
A supply near the Jones advised ESPN earlier this week they anticipated him to begin Sunday vs. Arizona barring a setback.
Jones was on the sector stretching with teammates through the open portion of apply on Wednesday. He was anticipated to take part, giving the Giants their first take a look at the bodily state of their quarterback since late final week.
“We’ll see him transfer round [Wednesday],” coach Joe Choose stated. “We’re optimistic. I do know he’ll inform us all the pieces we wish to hear. Once more, we now have to make use of our eyes as an alternative of our ears with Daniel. So we will put him on the market and provides him an opportunity to progress.”
The primary-place Giants (5-7) had a light-weight apply/walk-through on Wednesday. The subsequent two days are going to be extra telling on the place Jones stands. Choose hopes to make a last choice on whether or not Jones performs by Friday.
Colt McCoy would get his second straight begin ought to one thing occur with Jones.
McCoy went 13-of-22 passing for 105 yards with a landing and an interception Sunday in Seattle. He made some huge throws late to maintain the clock transferring, however didn’t threaten the deep a part of the sector typically.
Jones has began 11 video games this season for the Giants and accomplished 63.2% of his passes for two,335 yards with eight landing tosses and 9 interceptions. He is also second on the workforce with 403 speeding yards and a landing.
He brings one other dimension to the offense that could possibly be wanted in opposition to a Cardinals workforce that has confirmed able to placing factors on the board. Jones is first amongst qualifying quarterbacks having accomplished 57.7% of his deep throws. 4 have accounted for touchdowns.